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English definition of “put sth up”

put sth up

phrasal verb with put
 
 
/pʊt/ verb (putting, put, put)
to provide or lend an amount of money for a particular purpose: He's looking for an investor to put up €100,000 to market his product.
FINANCE to provide security for a loan: Many banks expect you to put up your house as loan security.
mainly UK to increase the price or value of something: We're going to have to put up our hourly rates next year.
to build something: They're putting up a hotel behind this office.
to fix something in a place for people to see: Employers will be required to put up workplace posters detailing new wage information and employment rights.
(Definition of put sth up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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