Phrasal Verbs

put up with

This page is about the phrasal verb put up with


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


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
a) worked harder b) went on strike c) talked about it
put up with

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