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- Alternative form of
- (transitive) To place in a high location.
- Please put up your luggage in the overhead bins.
- (transitive) To hang; to mount.
- Many people put up messages on their refrigerators.
- (transitive) To style (the hair) up on the head instead of letting it hang down.
- (transitive, idiomatic, with 'to') To cajole or dare to do something.
- I think someone put him up to it.
- (transitive, idiomatic) To store away.
- Be sure to put up the tools when you finish.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, volume III, London: A[ndrew] Millar […], OCLC 928184292, book VIII:
- “As for your money,” replied Partridge, “I beg, sir, you will put it up; I will receive none of you at this time; for at present I am, I believe, the richer man of the two. […]
- (transitive, idiomatic) To house; to shelter; to take in.
- We can put you up for the night.
- (transitive, idiomatic) To present, especially in "put up a fight".
- That last fighter put up quite a fight.
- They didn't put up much resistance.
- (transitive) To endure; to put up with; to tolerate.
- (transitive) To provide funds in advance.
- Butty Sugrue put up £300,000 for the Ali–Lewis fight.
- (transitive) To build a structure.
- (transitive) To make available; to offer.
- The picture was put up for auction.
- I put my first child up for adoption.
- (hunting, transitive) To cause game to break cover.
- (of meat, fruit and vegetables) To can; to process by sterilizing and storing in a bottle or can.
- (US, Canada, transitive, sports, idiomatic) To score; to accumulate scoring. Ellipsis of .
- 2011 August 9, John Kreiser, “The Great One's 23 unbreakable records”, in NHL.com:
- The last player to have more than 140 points in one season was Mario Lemieux, who put up 160 in 1995-96.
- (intransitive, archaic) To stop at an hotel or a tavern for entertainment.
- The object in senses 1-5 (which ones ??) can come before or after the particle. If it is a pronoun, then it must come before the particle.
- In sense 6 (which one ??) the object must always come after the particle.
to place in a high location
to hang or mount
to house, shelter
to put up with — see put up with