aufhalten

Meanings

1.
to hold open
(mostly for doors, but also used in a figurative sense of holding the hands open for handouts)
Opposite (closest): zuhalten
2.
to stop from progressing
(Works for stopping super villains as well as for technical progress)
3.
to slow down oneself with, to hold up oneself
("sich+Acc aufhalten mit")
4.
to be/stay at a place
("sich+Acc aufhalten", sounds a bit formal)

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