"Put Up" Representation?

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Brahman
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"Put Up" Representation?

Post by Brahman » Mon May 14, 2018 1:15 am

I was checking the noun "stead" in Oxford dictionary, and I found the following example sentence, in which the phrasal verb, "put up", has been used:

"An accurate representation of the facts was soon put up in its stead."

The use of "put up" to mean "submit" or "to present a proposal to a person or body for consideration or judgment" is a common usage in Singapore English. Has the phrasal verb now been accepted in Standard English, too?


Thank you very much

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Re: "Put Up" Representation?

Post by Joe » Mon May 14, 2018 2:44 am

As far as I know "put up" meaning "present a proposal" has long if not "always" been Standard English. I reach for my hard-cover "Concise Oxford Dictionary" of 1995, dust it off, and turn to the entry for "put", where I find "put up" defined at "put up #6" as "present (a proposal)". QED

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