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put sth up

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)

(RAISE)

B1 to raise something, or to fix something in a raised position: Why don't you put up your hood/umbrella? I put my hand up to ask the teacher a question. I put my hair up (= fixed it into a position on the top of my head) for the wedding.

(BUILD)

B2 to build something: They're planning to put a hotel up where the museum used to be. We're going to put up a new fence around our garden.

(FIX)

to fix an object to a vertical surface: We've put up some new curtains in the living room. Posters advertising the concert have been put up all over the town.

(MONEY)

B1 mainly UK to increase the price or value of something: I see they've put up the price of fuel again. to provide or lend an amount of money for a particular purpose: The money for the new hospital was put up by an anonymous donor. His brother has agreed to put up bail for him.
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