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put up (1)

Meaning: to increase something, such as the price, cost or value of something

Synonym: raise

For example:

  • put up sth If we don't put up our prices, we won't be able to make a profit.

  • put sth up If they put the rent up, we'll have to move out and find another apartment.

Nouns often used as objects with
put up (1): price, cost, rate, rent, salary, wages, interest rates

Quick Quiz:

If a company puts up the wages and salaries it pays its workers, the workers will be
  1. upset
  2. pleased
  3. unaffected

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