Meaning of holdup

hold•up

Pronunciation: (hōld'up"), [key]
— n.
  1. a forcible stopping and robbing of a person.
  2. a stop or delay in the progress of something: There was a holdup in the construction of the bridge.
  3. an instance of being charged excessively.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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