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|present participle||putting up|
|past tense||put up|
|past participle||put up|
Grants were available to help with the cost of putting up new school buildings.
John was in the yard putting a fence up.
She put up a notice about the school trip to Italy.
I put a few posters up to make the room look less bare.
Could you put me up for the night when I come to Miami?
I was soaked before I could put my umbrella up.
Put your hood up or you’ll catch cold.
In all, 60 political parties put up candidates.
It was Clare who first put up the idea of a concert to raise money for the school.
The victim was able to put up little resistance.
Menzies’ lawyer put up a spirited defense of his client.
Residents have put up a fight against plans to build a new road.
Put your hand up if you know the answer – don’t shout out.
This is the American English definition of put up. View British English definition of put up.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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