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English definition of “put sb up to sth”

put sb up to sth

verb uk phrasal verb with put   /pʊt/ (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put) us  
to encourage someone to do something, usually something wrong: I think he was put up to it by his friends.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
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