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  • v. To place in a high location.
  • v. To hang or mount.
  • v. To cajole or dare to do something.
  • v. To store away.
  • v. To house, shelter, or take in.
  • v. To present, especially in "put up a fight".
  • v. To endure, put up with,tolerate.


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  • They knew the fate of their comrades in the other cities and so put up a fierce street-by-street defense against the Macedonians.

    Alexander the Great

  • My job was to organize volunteers, write letters to the editors of the most local of local newspapers, knock on doors, and, as Keith White had warned, put up dozens and dozens of lawn signs.

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  • And finally, the biggest thank-you goes to Rachel Bien, for everything you have put up with and everything you have pushed me to do.

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  • The Scythians were accomplished horsemen and put up a strong defense, striking the Macedonians then pulling away, but soon the Macedonian cavalry was across and the king struck out against the enemy, killing at least a thousand as they fled.

    Alexander the Great

  • It was possible that Tríona had been searching for something in the stacks or online, but library policy had put up an unexpected roadblock—call slips and computer logs were routinely shredded by librarians concerned about government bootprints on the Bill of Rights.


  • As more men climbed over bodies to the opposite side, they put up a ferocious fight surrounded by Persian cavalry, who stabbed them with javelins.

    Alexander the Great

  • The only semi-attractive thing about the whole place is the pot of red begonias somebody put up on the porch railing.

    Disenchanted Princess

  • The Men of Mochs wept and put up their arms to surrender and still had their guts cut open, intestines pulled out.

    Our American King

  • They erased the name of HICCASP from the office door but put up the title of a new group—it was the same people with the same objectives behind a new front group.

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  • I set up my 16-millimeter projector, put up the screen, and let the story tell itself.

    An American Life


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