Erect, build; also, lift to a higher position. For example, They put up three new houses on our street, or She looks more grownup when she puts up her hair in a bun. [c. 1600]
Preserve, can, as in She put up countless jars of jam. [Early 1800s]
Nominate, as in Tom put up Peter for president. [Late 1500s]
Provide funds, especially in advance, as in They put up nearly a million for the new museum.
put someone up. Provide lodgings for, as in We can put you up for the night. [Mid-1700s]
Startle game from cover, as in The hunter put up three grouse. [Late 1400s]
Offer for sale, as in They had to put up their last antiques. [Early 1700s]
Make a display or appearance of, as in They were actually broke but put up a good front. [First half of 1800s]
Do well in a contest, as in They put up a good fight. [Late 1800s]
Stake money for a bet, as in Each player put up ten dollars. [Mid-1800s]
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