PUT UP WITH – phrasal verb – meanings and examples

The English phrasal verb PUT UP WITH has the following meaning:

1. Put up with = to tolerate

(transitive) When you need to endure or tolerate someone or something that you don’t like, often because you have no choice. You usually have to put up with (or accept) an unpleasant situation or someone who behaves unpleasantly even though you don’t want to. You often have to be patient in this situation.

A synonym of Put up with is tolerate.

Put up with + someone -> You put up with a person
Put up with + something -> You put up with a thing

Let’s look at some example sentences:

  • It can sometimes be difficult to put up with my little sister.
  • How do you put up with all of this noise?
  • I don’t really like my co-workers, but I have to put up with them until I find a new job.
  • I don’t know how you put up with his constant complaining.
  • We’re not going to put up with your bad behavior any longer.

Put up with – Summary Chart

PUT UP WITH - Meanings and examples of the English Phrasal Verb PUT UP WITH

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