put-up

adjective \ ˈpu̇t-ˈəp \

Definition of put-up

:arranged secretly beforehand
  • a put-up job

First Known Use of put-up

1810


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 (something, such 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 (a plot, a scheme, etc.) 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 in a Sentence

  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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