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Definition 1: robbery at gunpoint - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for holdup in the sense of this definition

(holdup is a kind of ...) larceny by threat of violence

Definition 2: the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for holdup in the sense of this definition

(holdup is a kind of ...) being inactive; being less active

(... is a kind of holdup ) an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

"it was presented without commercial breaks" "there was a gap in his account"

(... is a kind of holdup ) (law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches

(... is a kind of holdup ) the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

(... is a kind of holdup ) the act of slowing down or falling behind

(... is a kind of holdup ) the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time

(... is a kind of holdup ) act of putting off to a future time

(... is a kind of holdup ) a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges; refraining from acting

"his forbearance to reply was alarming"

(... is a kind of holdup ) detention of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure

(... is a kind of holdup ) the act of tarrying

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