hold up (v.) 2
support, uphold, sustain
2H4 I.iii.17 [Lord Bardolph to Hastings] Whether our present five-and-twenty thousand / May hold up head without Northumberland
2H4 IV.ii.35 [Archbishop to Prince John] The time misordered doth, in common sense, / Crowd us and crush us to this monstrous form / To hold our safety up
3H6 I.i.46 [Warwick to York] The proudest he that holds up Lancaster
KJ II.i.364 [King Philip to Hubert, of the French and Arthur] that here hold up his right