put up

Definitions

  • Put Up Your Things and Git
    Put Up Your Things and Git
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v put up preserve in a can or tin "tinned foods are not very tasty"
    • v put up put up with something or somebody unpleasant "I cannot bear his constant criticism","The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks","he learned to tolerate the heat","She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
    • v put up propose as a candidate for some honor
    • v put up place so as to be noticed "post a sign","post a warning at the dump"
    • v put up construct, build, or erect "Raise a barn"
    • v put up provide "The city has to put up half the required amount"
    • v put up make available for sale at an auction "The dealer put up three of his most valuable paintings for auction"
    • v put up mount or put up "put up a good fight","offer resistance"
    • v put up provide housing for "The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Miss Kate put up her glass Miss Kate put up her glass
Albert on ground picking up apples and putting them back into the basket Albert on ground picking up apples and putting them back into the basket

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The abbreviation Xmas for the word Christmas is of Greek origin. Since the word for Christ in the Greek language is Xristos, which starts with the letter "X," they started putting the X in place of Christ and came up with the short form for the word Christmas
    • Put up to startle from a cover, as a hare: to put back to its ordinary place when not in use, as a sword: to accommodate with lodging: to nominate for election:
    • Put up (with) to bear without complaint: to take lodgings
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Quotations

  • Fay Weldon
    Fay Weldon
    “You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned.”
  • Margaret Drabble
    Margaret Drabble
    “You learn to put your emotional luggage where it will do some good, instead of using it to shit on other people, or blow up aeroplanes.”
  • Ernest Jones
    Ernest Jones
    “Man's chief enemy is his own unruly nature and the dark forces put up within him.”
  • Wendell L. Willkie
    Wendell L. Willkie
    “The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.”
  • Dolly Parton
    Dolly Parton
    “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A patient man is one who can put up with himself.”

Idioms

Put or get someone's back up - If you put or get someone's back up, you annoy them.
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Put up or shut up - 'Put up or shut up' means you do something you are talking about or not to talk about it any more.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. potian, to push; prob. Celt., as Gael. put, W. pwtio.

Usage

In literature:

After putting up the horses an and carriage I would follow my mistress into the dining room.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
I fear that the stranger will not put up with this.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence
It's been put up to me to keep time an' referee this mix-up, and I don't want no help.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
Evidently Craig's first thought was that the menace of the whip was for him; he half put up a curved arm to ward off blows.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
At Kitchen's, where he put up his horse; on his way up street to his room over McAlpin's pool hall, he was assailed with questions.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
While we could not afford to go into luxuries, there would be no need for you to put up with makeshifts.
"Ted and the Telephone" by Sara Ware Bassett
I will come the moment I have put up my drawing.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Cots would be put up in the living room for the Randall young ones.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
They are going to put up some of the biggest dams in the world.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
I put up with him till harvest was in, and then one day my patience give out.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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In poetry:

And it grew, and it grew,
Till it could grow no taller;
Then Mr. Finney took it up
And put it in the cellar.
"Mr. Finney's Turnip" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Maiden caught me in the wild,
Where I was dancing merrily;
She put me into her Cabinet,
And lock'd me up with a golden key.
"The Crystal Cabinet" by William Blake
"Rise up, rise up, Fair Annet," he says
"Put on your silken sheene;
Let us gae to St. Marie's Kirke,
And see that rich weddeen."
"Lord Thomas And Fair Annet" by Andrew Lang
COULD I put up my hand and pluck a star,
I would give that power
To be one hour
Where you, Blanche Gaylord, love and beauty are.
"Blanche Gaylord" by John Vance Cheney
"Put to yer han', my lady fair!
Haud up her heid!" quo' he;
"Gien she dinna face the win' a wee mair
It's faurweel to you an' me!"
"The Yerl O' Waterydeck" by George MacDonald
Sune Effie gat up, gied her faither some meat,
Put the bairnies to bed, yet ne'er could she greet—
Her young heart was stricken—the fountains were dry
That gush frae the een wi' a tearfu' supply.
"Effie: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Since you are putting up only $10,000, you'll be $15,000 ahead by going into the deal.
Putting up some walls means tearing down others.
Only two days after the monastery had put up a sign saying, "Lord, give us rain," it was indeed raining.
Putting up the tepee poles.
Sydney Pursel directs Justin Rodier as he puts up poles for a tepee in their yard.
Guys like Bingham put up with bland décor and unrealistic prices as a marker of their high-flying lives.
Javs offense expected to put up plenty of points.
Angelo Gianni stands next to the sign his wife put up after the couple experienced several gas thefts in one day at their store in Salem.
"My mother wanted to keep us out of my father's hair while he put up the Christmas tree," she recalled.
Fredonia State lost both women's volleyball matches Saturday on the second day of the Cortland Red Dragon Classic, yet not before putting up a stubborn performance at the end of the day.
Rick Santorum fires back at a reporter regarding his statement that Mitt Romney is "the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama.".
Enlarge Ron Chenoy/US PresswireDespite putting up solid numbers the past two seasons, Kyle Orton looks to be on the way out in Denver.
Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson continues to put up monster numbers.
"This Means War" Fails to Put Up a Fight.
Bobcats continue to put up numbers.
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In science:

Additional dynamical modeling and follow-up observations are planned to constrain the properties of the perturber or to put upper limits to it.
TASTE. III. A homogeneous study of transit time variations in WASP-3b
Choose a P -minimal type p containing the formula x ∈ Y with UP (p) = ωαk , and put H := stab(p).
Groups in simple theories
Because, to the best of our knowledge, explicit tables of E10 multiplicities available in the literature stop at |ℓ| = 2 and the actual numbers are needed in our calculation, we have computed the E10 multiplicities of all roots up to height 231 and levels ≤ 6 by putting the Peterson formula on a computer.
On the Imaginary Simple Roots of the Borcherds Algebra $g_{II_{9,1}}$
For any fixed z 6= 0, the mapping t 7→ ft (z ) is well-defined up to a possibly infinite ‘explosion time’ Tz , at which ft (z ) hits the singularity ζ (t) (and we put T0 = −∞).
Critical exponents, conformal invariance and planar Brownian motion
Whereas ROSAT put together the first telescopic survey of our Galaxy and produced well resolved images and coarse spectra, ASCA added high quality spectra and extended the spectral range up to 7 keV and more.
X-rays from Supernova Remnants
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