[hold up] facing far fiercer questioning


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Source: https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2018-09-26/gop-lines-up-kavanaugh-vote-plan-as-showdown-hearing-nears

Some in the White House expressed relief that Kavanaugh, 53, presented a positive image to counter the allegations. Yet he appeared shaky at times. And there remained concern among aides and Trump himself about how Kavanaugh would hold up facing far fiercer questioning from Senate Democrats, according to a White House official not authorized to speak publicly.
Hi everyone! Does "hold up" here means "delay"?
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