put up


put up

verb

Definition of PUT UP

1
to fix in an upright position <the builders put up the walls before starting on the roof>
Related Words brace, buttress, prop (up), shore (up), support; boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, up, uphold, uplift
3
to offer for sale to the public <put their possessions up for auction>
Synonyms deal (in), merchandise (also merchandize), put up, retail, sell, vend
Antonyms buy, purchase
4
to provide with living quarters or shelter <the university puts up students in a variety of buildings>
Related Words ensconce, home, roost, secure, shed, stable, tent; barrack; bed (down)
Near Antonyms eject, evict
5
to engage in a secret plan to accomplish evil or unlawful ends <put up an elaborate scheme to defraud insurance companies>
6
to place somewhere for safekeeping or ready availability <I need to clear out a space in the garage to put up my motorcycle for the winter>
Synonyms keep, put up, reposit, stow

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