*hold (someone / something) up*

*hold (someone / something) up*

Definition: to rob someone or something, usually by threatening someone with a weapon.

(This phrasal verb has more than one meaning)

E.g.1: Someone held the courier up on the way to the airport.
E.g.2: 3 gunmen held up Buckleys Bank yesterday afternoon.

This phrasal verb can be separated. (E.g.1)

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