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hold up (2)

Meaning: to support something and stop it from falling down

Synonym: support

For example:

  • hold sb/sth up Miyoko was so tired after climbing the mountain that I had to hold her up.

  • hold up sb/sth There are several strong beams holding up the roof.

Quick Quiz:

I had to hold David up because he was
  1. really drunk
  2. late for the meeting
  3. short of money

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