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put up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishput up phrasal verb1 build put something ↔ upTBC to build something such as a wall, fence, building etc syn erect They’re putting up several new office blocks in the centre of town.2 for people to see put something ↔ upPUBLICIZE/MAKE KNOWN to put a picture, notice etc on a wall so that people can see it Can I put up some posters? The shops have started to put up Christmas decorations.3 attach something put something ↔ up to attach a shelf, cupboard etc to a wall My dad put up five shelves.4 increase put something ↔ upINCREASE IN NUMBER OR AMOUNT British English to increase the cost or value of something syn raise Most big stores admit they daren’t put prices up for fear of losing their customers.5 raise put something ↔ up to raise something to a higher position I put up my hand and asked to leave the room. Philip put his hood up because it was raining.6 let somebody stay put somebody upSTAY WITH SB, IN A HOTEL ETC to let someone stay in your house and give them meals I was hoping Kenny could put me up for a few days.7 stay somewhere British EnglishSTAY WITH SB, IN A HOTEL ETC to stay in a place for a short time at/in/with We can put up at a hotel for the night.8 put up a fight/struggle/resistanceFIGHT FOR OR AGAINST something to show great determination to oppose something or get out of a difficult situation Gina put up a real fight to overcome the disease. The rebels have put up fierce resistance.9 put up somethingGIVE to give an amount of money for a particular purpose The paper put up a reward for information on the murder.10 make available put something up to make something or someone available for a particular purposeput something up for They put their house up for sale. The baby was put up for adoption.11 put up a proposal/argument/case etcEXPLAIN to explain a suggestion or idea so that other people can think about it or discuss it If you can put up a good enough case, the board will provide the finance.12 elections put somebody ↔ upSUGGEST to suggest someone as a suitable person to be elected to a position I was put up for the committee.13 put up or shut up spoken informal used to tell someone that they should either do what needs to be done or stop talking about it put→ See Verb table
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put upA solicitor can advise whether the landlord has a right to put the rent up.I gasped and put up a hand to cover my mouth.Someone's put up a notice in the library offering childcare for $11 an hour.Sarah had put posters up all around her room.Isobel and Peter have put a stone wall up along the side of the garden.We want to put up an art display at the end of the year to show off the students' work.They're planning to tear down these apartments and put up an office building.He swore at us and put up his fists as if he was going to punch one of us.Shall I put it up opposite the mirror?This used to be quite a cheap restaurant but they've put their prices up since the last time I came here.They've put up the price of petrol again.Rachel put both her hands up to shield her eyes from the sun.put somebody up"Where are you staying?" "Carole's putting us up for a couple of days."They put me up in the spare room for a few days while I sorted things out.put at/in/withThough it is dead the minute it leaves the scalp, your hair has a lot to put up with.Well, each of us had to put up with different things to earn our food.Otherwise, why would anyone put up with her demands?And what we got to put up with is a disgrace.After putting up with it for several weeks, she telephoned the plant.That is the longest I have had to put up with lack of women.Not going to put up with that, I wasn't, not after all that service.The mercenary ones simply put up with them and pretend that they love them for what they can get out of them.put up a fight/struggle/resistanceBy then I realized it was all too late anyway so I didn't put up a fight.Had he, perhaps, put up a fight?I start running, but my body puts up a fight.Not only relieved by beating Dallas, but yes, this team can put up a fight.The temptation was great to muster what force we could and put up a fight.Instead of dragging everything into the open and putting up a fight, I held on in silence.I bet you did that last night. - Did she put up a fight, then?put forWe're going to put him up for a few days.They brought Sam here, Put him up for a year.The hearing would decide whether the state should terminate the rights of the biological parents and put the child up for adoption.This seems somewhat cool behaviour, considering that the governors appear to have done nothing to put the medal up for competition.We used to put these herren up for red-herren during the winter, and we'd probably put three lots or consignments.Constantly putting yourself up for rejection just because you're grown-up now won't help your self-esteem.And owners note a perceptible increase in door-hangers, fliers and other pleas from agents to put their homes up for sale.Clothier, which in October said it may seek a merger or put itself up for sale.put up a proposal/argument/case etcIn other days Managers would have put up an argument as to the folly of this approach by Management.
From Longman Business Dictionaryput something → up phrasal verb [transitive]1to increase the price, cost, or value of somethingThe bank put up its interest rates by 1%.My landlord is putting the rent up.2put up money/£50/$3 million etc to provide an amount of money for a particular purpose, especially to start a businessHe has agreed to put up $750 million for a 15% stake in the consortium.Nearly £5 billion has been put up by private investors.3put something up for sale/auction etcFreeport put up for sale all its oil and gas reserves, but the company didn’t receive any realistic offers.The equipment was put up for auction.4if you put up an asset as collateral for a loan, you obtain the loan on condition that the lender has the right to take and sell this asset if you fail to repay the loanThe bank refused to give him a loan until he put his home up as collateral. put→ See Verb table
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Verb table
put
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyput
he, she, itputs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyput
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave put
he, she, ithas put
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad put
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill put
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have put
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam putting
he, she, itis putting
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you, we, theyare putting
Past
I, he, she, itwas putting
you, we, theywere putting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been putting
he, she, ithas been putting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been putting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be putting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been putting
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