Definitions of "holdup"
  1. A situation where robbery is attempted or accomplished, and the criminal uses force, often involving a firearm
  2. The act of victimizing someone by robbery, typically enforced at gunpoint
How to use "holdup" in a sentence
  1. The store owner explained the details of the holdup to the police.
  2. She didn’t want to reopen her business after being traumatized by the violent holdup.
  3. The police are investigating a series of holdups at gas stations across the city.

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