put up with
Meaning: If you put up with something, you accept it even though you don't like it.Synonym: tolerate, stand
- put up with sb/sth We've been putting up with these noisy neighbours for long enough. I'm going to complain to our landlord.
- put up with sb/sth I'm going to buy an air conditioner. I can't put up with the heat any longer!
The workers in the factory had been badly treated for a long time and they couldn't put up with it any more, so they