put-up

adjective
\ ˈpu̇t-ˈəp \

Definition of put-up

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: arranged secretly beforehand a put-up job

put up

verb

Definition of put up (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : 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 (something, such as a prayer)
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 (a plot, a scheme, etc.) with others put up a job to steal the jewels
9 : build, erect
10a : to make a display of put up a brave front
b : to engage in put up a struggle
11a : 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 sense 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

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Synonyms for put-up

Synonyms: Verb

erect, pitch, raise, rear, set up, upend, upraise

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Examples of put-up in a Sentence

Verb

the builders put up the walls before starting on the roof plans to put up a pavilion in the public gardens

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When Isan turned 16 in 2018, her dad put up a tribute post on Instagram for his only daughter with a caption explaining the origin of her name. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Know About Isan Elba, the 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador," 3 Jan. 2019 Talk about that on the opposite end, because that was sort of in that genre too, is putting up funny pictures sharing funny pictures, which didn’t thrive. Eric Johnson, Recode, "How Imgur avoids the ugliness of social media," 26 Dec. 2018 And if the company’s box office receipts for films like Infinity War and The Last Jedi are anything to go by, Disney will be putting up some pretty formidable competition when Disney+ does arrive next year. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Disney’s long-awaited streaming service will be called Disney+," 8 Nov. 2018 A few years later, when Beth and her best friend, fellow Cynthia Rowley assistant designer Rebecca Taylor, decided to found their own line, Murat put up the money: $40,000. Leslie Camhi, ELLE Decor, "Tour the Sanctuary-Like Tribeca Duplex of Designer Beth Bugdaycay," 22 Aug. 2018 By the time people are putting up Santa decorations and wrapping presents, Rachel and Michael Haseltine hope their Better Half Brewing will be serving beer in downtown Bristol. Don Stacom, Courant Community, "New Brewery Looks to Offer Craft Beer In Bristol By End of 2018," 13 July 2018 The state put up a $10 million bond toward the renovation, while Mandell and his group plans to spend $7 million to $10 million toward the operation. Shawn Mcfarland, courant.com, "How Local Businessman Bruce Mandell Brought Pro Soccer To Hartford," 13 July 2018 Residents can put up to 60 pounds of refuse in the container, according to the ordinance. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Aberdeen council adopts new trash pickup ordinance," 12 July 2018 With the help of a local company, the district also put up a picture of Chekouras during his coaching days, along with some background, by the entrance of the main gym. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New $65,000 bleachers at Homestead will include premium seats with cup holders and personalized name plates," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of put-up

Adjective

1810, in the meaning defined above

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

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