Translation of hold up in Spanish:

hold up

levantar, v.

phrasal verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(raise)

      (trophy/banner/hand) levantar
      (head) mantener erguido
      she held the cloth up to the light puso la tela a contraluz

    • 1.2(support)

      (walls/roof) sostener

    • 1.3(delay)

      (arrival/person) retrasar
      (progress) entorpecer
      he was held up at the office algo lo detuvo / retuvo en la oficina

    • 1.4(rob)


    • 1.5(expose, present)

      to hold sth/sb up to ridicule poner algo/a algn en ridículo
      • to hold sth/sb up as an example/a model poner algo/a algn como ejemplo/modelo

  • 2

    • 2.1(remain high, strong)

      the dollar held up well against other currencies el dólar se mantuvo firme frente a otras monedas
      • I hope I can hold up under the pressure espero ser capaz de resistir / soportar la presión

    • 2.2

      (allegation/argument/theory) resultar válido