ASL Sign Language Dictionary

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hold up

How to sign: cause to be slowed down or delayed
"Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform";

delay in ASL Watch how to sign delay in American Sign Language
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detain in ASL Watch how to sign detain in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: delay, detain

Categories: decelerate, retard, slow, slow down, slow up

Within this category: buy time, catch, stall, stonewall

hold up

How to sign: continue to live; endure or last
"We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents";

endure in ASL Watch how to sign endure in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: survive, live on, last, live, endure, hold out, go

Within this category: live out, perennate, stand up

hold up

How to sign: resist or confront with resistance
"The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held";

withstand in ASL Watch how to sign withstand in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: defy, withstand, hold

Categories: hold out, resist, stand firm, withstand

Within this category: weather

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