Meaning of “put sb up to sth” in the English Dictionary

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"put sb up to sth" in British English

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put sb up to sth

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

to encourage someone to do something, usually something wrong:

I think he was put up to it by his friends.

(Definition of “put sb up to sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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