put-up

adjective
\ ˈpu̇t-ˈəp How to pronounce put-up (audio) \

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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Throughout the film, Kat puts up a front of being fearless. Teen Vogue, "9 Unforgettable Life Lessons From "10 Things I Hate About You"," 31 Mar. 2019 So far, Netflix has only put up the first season — just 13 half-hour episodes. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "We Have to Wait HOW Long for More 'Workin' Moms' on Netflix?," 7 Mar. 2019 Kloss and her husband Joshua Kushner have just put up their New York City apartment in the posh 211 Elizabeth Street on the market, with Compass agents Nick Gavin and Josh Doyle, at a price of almost $7 million. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner Are Selling Their $7 Million NYC Apartment," 4 Mar. 2019 No one else has ever put up 200, with Mario Lemieux coming within one point in the 1988-89 season. Tom Perrotta, WSJ, "NHL’s Comeback: Loads of Goals and Surprises," 13 Feb. 2019 Whoever on the international left put up the money, Democrats in tight re-election races—say, Claire McCaskill in Missouri or Joe Donnelly in Indiana—have to be asking: Whose idea was this? Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "The October Surprise Arrives," 24 Oct. 2018 The local branch of the NAACP here has county officials’ backing to put up a memorial to lynching victims, possibly at the courthouse about a block away from where a Confederate monument still stands—its fate uncertain. Cameron Mcwhirter, WSJ, "In the South, New Monuments Look to Honor Victims of Lynching," 2 Mar. 2019 While the rest of us have to put up with terrible snoring, difficult in-laws, and dirty socks, Cyrus has to take one for the team and attend a movie premiere on her husband's behalf. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Miley Cyrus Attended Husband Liam Hemsworth's "Isn't it Romantic" Movie Premiere Without Him," 12 Feb. 2019 Although technology companies have bankrolled these projects to date, Watson is keen to urge philanthropists and the private sector to put up cash for the future. Helena Pozniak, Popular Mechanics, "The Technology That Will Finally Stop Poachers," 26 Nov. 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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