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planned beforehand in a secret or crafty manner:
a put-up job.
adj. use of verb phrase
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adverb, mainly transitive
to build; erect
to put up a statue
to accommodate or be accommodated at
can you put me up for tonight?
to increase (prices)
to submit or present (a plan, case, etc)
to put a house up for sale
to provide or supply; give
to put up a good fight
to provide (money) for; invest in
they put up five thousand for the new project
to preserve or can (jam, etc)
to pile up (long hair) on the head in any of several styles
) to nominate or be nominated as a candidate, esp for a political or society post
he put his wife up as secretary,
he put up for president
) to return (a weapon) to its holder, as a sword to its sheath
put up your pistol!
put up to
to inform or instruct (a person) about (tasks, duties, etc)
to urge or goad (a person) on to; incite to
put up with,
to endure; tolerate
dishonestly or craftily prearranged or conceived (esp in the phrase
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