hold up
be the physical support of; carry the weight of
The beam holds up the roof|He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam|What's holding that mirror?
Synonym: hold, support, sustain
hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration
cause to be slowed down or delayed
Traffic was delayed by the bad weather|she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform
Synonym: delay, detain
rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
Synonym: stick up
continue to live and avoid dying
We went without water and food for 3 days|These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America|The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents|how long can a person last without food and water?|One crash victim died, the other lived
resist or confront with resistance
The politician defied public opinion|The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear|The bridge held
Synonym: defy, hold, withstand
resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
Her shoes won't hold up|This theory won't hold water