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

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"put sth/sb up" in British English

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put sth/sb up

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

to suggest an idea, or to make a person available, to be considered:

It was Bob who originally put up the idea of the exhibition.
Each party is allowed to put up one candidate.
William has been put up as a candidate for the committee.
Is Chris willing to be put up for election?

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