The English phrasal verb PUT UP has the following meanings:
1. Put up = to provide temporary accommodation
(transitive) When someone is given a place to stay for a night or a few nights. To stay somewhere for the night. A Synonym is accommodate.
- My boss put me up in a hotel while I was attending the conference.
- It was very nice of Gary to put me up while I was visiting the city.
- Could you put us up for the weekend if we come to visit?
2. Put up = to raise or increase something
(transitive) To raise something, increase the price of something or put something in a higher position.
- The banks put up their interest rates last week.
- The local supermarket has put up the price of milk again.
- If you would like to give an answer, then please put your hand up first.
3. Put up = to build a structure
(transitive) To build or erect a structure or similar.
- Our neighbor put up a new fence between our houses.
- A house is being put up on the empty lot across the road.
- The police put up barricades in the streets.
- In our family, we put our Christmas tree up on the first day of December.
4. Put up = to place something on a wall
(transitive) To attach or place something on a vertical structure such as a wall. Often it is a notice or a sign that is put up.
- She put the new poster up on the her bedroom wall.
- The teacher put our exam results up on the noticeboard.
- The city council put up new signs to stop people from parking in the area.
5. Put up = to make an effort to achieve or prevent something
(transitive) To try to achieve something or prevent something from happening.
- When the robbers entered the shop, the owner put up little resistance.
- He put up a good fight to stop you from getting fired.
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