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put upphrasal verb
- 1to show a particular level of skill, determination, etc. in a fight or contest They surrendered without putting up much of a fight. The team put up a great performance (= played very well).
- 2to suggest an idea, etc. for other people to discuss to put up an argument/a case/a proposal
put up something
- 1to let someone stay at your home We can put you up for the night.
- 2to suggest or present someone as a candidate for a job or position The Green Party hopes to put up more candidates in the next election. We want to put you up for club treasurer.
- 1to raise something or put it in a higher position to put up a flag She's put her hair up.
- 2to build something or place something somewhere to put up a building/fence/memorial/tent Thesaurusbuildconstruct assemble put something together erect put something up establishThese words all mean to make or create something, especially by putting different parts together.build to make something, especially a building, by putting parts together:a house built of stone They're going to build a museum on the site of the old power plant.construct [often passive] (somewhat formal) to build something such as a road, building, or machineassemble (somewhat formal) to fit together all the separate parts of something, such as a piece of furniture or a machine:The cupboard is easy to assemble.put something together to make or prepare something by fitting or collecting parts together:to put together a model planeerect (formal) to build something; to put something in position and make it stand upright:Police had to erect barriers to keep crowds back.put something up to build something or place something somewhere:I put up a fence so that my dog would have somewhere to exercise.establish to create an organization or place that is meant to last for a long time:President Roosevelt established the first national park at Yellowstone.Patterns to build/construct/erect/put up a house/wall to build/construct/erect/put up some shelves to build/construct/erect/put up a barrier/fence/shelter to build/assemble a(n) engine/machine to build/construct a road/railway/railroad/tunnel to erect/put up a tent/statue/monument/memorial
- 3to fix something in a place where it will be seen synonym display to put up a notice
- 4 to raise or increase something They've put up the rent by $100 a month.
- 5 to provide or lend money A local businessman has put up the $500,000 needed to save the club.
to stay somewhere for the night We put up at a motel.jump to other results