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put up with

This page is about the phrasal verb put up with.

Meaning: If you put up with something, you accept it even though you don't like it.

Synonym: tolerate, stand

For example:

  • 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!

Quick Quiz:

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

a. worked harder

b. went on strike

c. talked about it

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