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put up with sth/sb

verb uk phrasal verb with put   /pʊt/ ( present participle putting, past tense and past participle put) us  
B2 to accept or continue to accept an unpleasant situation or experience, or someone who behaves unpleasantly: I can put up with the house being untidy, but I hate it if it's not clean. He's so moody - I don't know why she puts up with him. They have a lot to put up with (= they have a lot of difficulties).
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in Chinese (Traditional) 忍受,忍耐…
in Chinese (Simplified) 忍受,忍耐…
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