put up


put up

verb

Definition of PUT UP

transitive verb
1
a :  to place in a container or receptacle <put his lunch up in a bag>
b :  to put away (a sword) in a scabbard :  sheathe
c :  to prepare so as to preserve for later use :  can
d :  to put in storage
2
:  to start (game animals) from cover
3
:  to nominate for election
4
:  to offer up (as a prayer)
5
:  set 16
6
:  to make available; especially :  to offer for public sale <put their possessions up for auction>
7
:  to give food and shelter to :  accommodate
8
:  to arrange (as a plot or scheme) with others <put up a job to steal the jewels>
9
:  build, erect
10
a :  to make a display of <put up a brave front>
b :  to engage in <put up a struggle>
11
a :  contribute, pay <put up bail money>
b :  to offer as a prize or stake
12
chiefly British :  to increase the amount of :  raise
13
:  to succeed in producing or achieving <an athlete who has put up big numbers>; also :  score 4a(1) <put up 20 points>
intransitive verb
1
:  lodge
2
:  to take direct action —used in the phrase put up or shut up
put one up to
:  to incite one to (a course of action) <they put him up to playing the prank>
put up with
:  to endure or tolerate without complaint or attempt at reprisal

Examples of PUT UP

  1. <the builders put up the walls before starting on the roof>
  2. <plans to put up a pavilion in the public gardens>

First Known Use of PUT UP

14th century

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