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Meaning of “put sth up” in the English Dictionary

"put sth up" in British English

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put sth up

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
  • (RAISE)

B1 to ​raise something, or to ​fix something in a ​raisedposition: Why don't you put up ​yourhood/​umbrella? I put my ​hand up to ​ask the ​teacher a ​question. I put my ​hair up (= ​fastened it into a ​position on the ​top of my ​head) for the ​wedding.
  • (BUILD)

B2 to ​build something: They're ​planning to put a ​hotel up where the ​museum used to be. We're going to put up a new ​fence around ​ourgarden.
  • (MONEY)

B1 mainly UK to ​increase the ​price or ​value of something: I ​see they've put up the ​price of ​fuel again. to ​provide or ​lend an ​amount of ​money for a ​particularpurpose: The ​money for the new ​hospital was put up by an ​anonymousdonor. His ​brother has ​agreed to put up bail for him.

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

"put sth up" in Business English

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put sth up

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /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 ​loansecurity.
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 ​workplaceposters detailing new ​wageinformation and ​employmentrights.
(Definition of put sth up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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