hold up (3)
Meaning: to steal from someone while threatening them with a gun or a similar weaponSynonym: rob
- be held up The bank in High Street has been held up three times in the last ten years, and the robbers got away every time.
- hold sb/sth up If a thief holds you up, just give them your money and whatever else they want. You must never try to fight them or get away.
- hold up sb/sth Bonnie and Clyde were famous for holding up banks and stealing their money.
If you're going to hold up a bank, you'll need to take