To hold up

Related to To hold up: reassign, holding back
To support one's self; to remain unbent or unbroken; as, to hold up under misfortunes.
- Dryden.
To cease raining; to cease to stop; as, it holds up.
To keep up; not to fall behind; not to lose ground.
- Hudibras.

See also: Hold, Hold, Hold

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.