from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Informal Planned or prearranged secretly: The theft was a put-up job.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Arranged; plotted; -- in a bad sense.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Concocted or planned by intimates or insiders, but so as to appear to emanate from or be the work of others; speciously conceived, planned, or carried out: as, a put-up job.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. planned secretly
  • v. provide
  • v. construct, build, or erect
  • v. mount or put up
  • v. propose as a candidate for some honor
  • v. put up with something or somebody unpleasant
  • v. place so as to be noticed
  • v. provide housing for
  • v. make available for sale at an auction
  • v. preserve in a can or tin


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