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English definition of “put up with sb/sth”

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put up with sb/sth

phrasal verb with put
 
 
/pʊt/ verb [T] ( present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
B2 to accept unpleasant behaviour or an unpleasant situation, although you do not like it: He's so rude, I don't know how you put up with him.Tolerating and enduringCoping and not copingDealing with things or people
Translations of “put up with sb/sth”
in Russian терпеть кого-либо/что-либо…
in Turkish tahammül etmek, dayanmak, katlanmak…
in Polish znosić kogoś/coś…
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