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Phrasal Verbs

put up (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. upset

b. pleased

c. unaffected

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