Meaning of HOLDUP in English

/hohld"up'/ , 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.

[ 1830-40, Amer.; n. use of v. phrase hold up ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .