Hold-up

What is Hold-up ?

Hold-up is (noun) 1. a delay; a time when something is later than planned Long hold-ups are expected because of road works on the motorway. There’s been a hold-up and the shipment won’t arrive till next week. 2. an armed attack The gang carried out three hold-ups in the same day.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level