be put upon Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “be put upon” in the English Dictionary

"be put upon" in British English

See all translations

be put upon

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
to be ​treatedbadly by someone who ​takesadvantage of ​yourwish to be ​helpful: I'm ​fed up with being put upon by my ​boss all the ​time.
(Definition of be put upon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be put upon”
in Chinese (Simplified) 被利用,被人占便宜…
in Chinese (Traditional) 被利用,被人佔便宜…
What is the pronunciation of be put upon?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

be nothing short of

used to emphasize a situation, quality, or type of behaviour

Word of the Day

Coffee culture
Coffee culture
by Colin McIntosh,
November 24, 2015
In a study published recently and widely reported in the media, researchers from Harvard University School of Public Health found that people who drink a moderate amount of coffee per day are less likely to die from a range of diseases. Good news for coffee drinkers, who make up an ever-increasing proportion

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More