hold up, square, adhere, follow, conform, obey, observe, abide by


: What is holding up traffic?

: Hold up a minute. I want to check something.

: Hold up the table while I slide this underneath.

*: Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. […]  Frills, ruffles, flounces, lace, complicated seams and gores: not only did they sweep the ground and have to be held up in one hand elegantly as you walked along, but they had little capes or coats or feather boas.

: hold up to [[scrutiny]]

: hold up to heavy use

: I dont think hes holding up his end of the [[bargain]].

: The guy tried to hold up a bank.

: Ive got to be to work now. Why are you holding me up?

: rfquotek|Collier

*: I took refuge in the square form and exhibited a picture which consisted of nothing more than a black square on a white field.

: There are so many uses for the square, in fact, that a new model will usually come complete with a booklet enumerating its applications. - [ The Carpenters Square]

*: The statue of Alexander VII. stands in the large square of the town.

*: Youre not in Wisconsin, Dave. The big story isnt about a cow wandering into the town square.

: You may not move a piece to a square already occupied by one of your own pieces.

: 64 is the square of 8.

*: the brave squares of war

*: After disastrous attempts to break the Russian squares, during which, Longworth recounts, ‘the best and the bravest of the warriors fell victim to their own rashness’, the Circassians likewise changed their tactics.

: Why do you always wear a tie? Dont be such a square!

: Enter your account number followed by a square.

: An ideal playing area is roughly circular in shape with a central area, the cricket square, measuring 27.44 metres by 27.44 metres and boundaries 45.75 metres from the sides of the square.

: 2006: Just as the basic unit of real estate measurement across the world is the square ... — w|Macquarie Bank (Australia), press release Macquarie releases Real Estate Market Outlook 2006 - "The World Squared", 21 June 2006 []

: 2007: The house is very large and open and boasts 39 squares of living space plus over 13 squares of decking area on 3 sides and 17 squares of garage and workshop downstairs. — Your Estate advertisement for Grindelwald Tasmania []

: Even when times were tough, we got three squares a day.

*: They of Galatia [were] much more out of square.

*: I have not kept my square.

*: We live not on the square with such as these.

: rfquotek|Shakespeare

: a square corner

: ux|en|square metre

: ux|en|square mile

: square dealing

: ux|en|Im just looking for a square deal on my car repair.

: to make or leave the accounts square

: ux|en|The sides were square at the end of the half.

: ux|en|It may be prison, but at least Im getting three square meals a day.

*: By Heaven, square eaters. More meat, I say.

: a man of a square frame

: The casting was mounted on a milling machine so that its sides could be squared.

: John can square this question up for us.

: These results just dont square.

: I cannot square the results of the experiment with my hypothesis.

: to square our actions by the opinions of others

*: Square my trial / To my proportioned strength.

: square the circle

*: No works shall find acceptance ... that square not truly with the Scripture plan.

*: Are you such fools / To square for this?

: rfquotek|Charles Dickens

: rfquotek|Edmund Spenser

: to square masons work

: rfquotek|Shakespeare

*: the icy Goat and Crab that square the Scales

: to square the yards

: ux|en|Follow that car!

: ux|en|B follows A in the alphabet.

: We both ordered the soup, with roast beef to follow.

: ux|en|Follow these instructions to the letter.

: ux|en|Do you follow me?

: ux|en|I followed the incumbent throughout the election.

: ux|en|It follows that if two numbers are not equal then one is larger than the other.

*: O, had I but followed the arts!

: a follow shot

*: It doesnt take too many follows to become overwhelmed with the deluge of content on Twitter.

*: [H]e had a dispensation for conforming in outward observances to the Protestant faith.

*: [B]y conforming to the dress and habits of the Gauchos, he has obtained an unbounded popularity in the country.

*: In height and breadth it conformed to the prescribed measurements laid down by the rules of the contest.

*: A judge in a Texas widow’s lawsuit over the Merck drug Vioxx reduced a $32 million jury award to about $7.75 million on Thursday so that it conformed to state law.

*: There is a worm by Phoebus bred,

*: By leaves of mulberry is fed,

*: Which unprovided where to dwell,

*: Conforms itself to weave a cell.

*: The sensual man conforms thoughts to things; the poet conforms things to his thoughts.

*: They were all taught by Triton, to obay / To the long raynes, at her commaundement [...].

: ux|en|From this vantage point we can observe the behavior of the animals in their natural habitat.

*: “One horse?” interjected Holmes. ¶ “Yes, only one.” ¶ “Did you observe the colour?”

: ux|en|Please observe all posted speed limits.

*: Ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread.

: ux|en|The senator observed that the bill would be detrimental to his constituents.

*: Elbows almost touching they leaned at ease, idly reading the almost obliterated lines engraved there. ¶ nowrap|"I never understood it," she observed, lightly scornful. "What occult meaning has a sun-dial for the spooney? Im sure I dont want to read riddles in a strange gentlemans optics."

: I dont want to abide by him, so Ill wait over there.

: He knows how I feel, but Ill show him that I can abide by not complaining about his plans in front of the junior staff.

: I dont agree with it, but Ill abide by the decision to give the reward to her.

: The defendent has abided by my ruling in good faith.

: He may have shown his true colors, but hes supported me for years, so Ill abide by him.

: She has served me loyally, abiding by my rule for almost my entire life.

*: The poor fellow was obstinate enough to abide by what he said at first

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