hold up (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. really drunk

b. late for the meeting

c. short of money

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