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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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 Consul General Mohammed al-Otaibi left Turkey on Tuesday afternoon, state media reported, just as police began putting up barricades around his official residence. Jon Gambrell, The Seattle Times, "Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying," 16 Oct. 2018 Retailers have also been alerted to the recall and instructed to remove the products from their shelves and put up notices about the recall. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Some U by Kotex Tampons Have Been Recalled for Unraveling Inside the Body," 12 Dec. 2018 Then in February, Sikorsky filed a protest over the terms of the contract put up for bid. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Sitrep: The Air Force’s senior-citizen chopper may have to hold off retirement," 31 July 2018 Eventually the flight was canceled and everyone was rebooked and put up in a hotel for the night. Yesha Callahan, The Root, "Black Woman Says Air Canada Treated Her Like an Animal, Forced Her Off Flight Because of Noncontagious Shingles," 4 May 2018 During this 10-game win streak, the Warriors are grabbing seven more rebounds per game than their opponents (49-42) and putting up 10 more assists per game as well (33-23). Tim Reynolds, The Seattle Times, "Streak of streaks: Warriors have won 10 straight — again," 28 Jan. 2019

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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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