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put sth up

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

B1 to raise something, or to fix something in a raised position: Why don't you put up your hood/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 our garden.
  • (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 particular purpose: The money for the new hospital was put up by an anonymous donor. His brother has agreed to put up bail for him.

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put sth up

phrasal verb with put uk   /pʊt/ us   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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“put sth up” in British English

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