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put sb up to sth

phrasal verb with put uk   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.
Translations of “put sb up to sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 唆使(某人)做…
in Chinese (Simplified) 唆使(某人)做…
(Definition of put sb up to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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