Definition of put up with in English:

put up with

phrasal verb

  • Tolerate; endure.

    ‘I'm too tired to put up with any nonsense’
    • ‘I have more important things to do than put up with more of her silly mind games.’
    • ‘We wish to object to the disgusting sight we have to put up with whenever we look out of our window.’
    • ‘There would be howls of outrage from the drinks industry but we can put up with that.’
    • ‘Three hours is a long time in the cinema, longer than most audiences are prepared to put up with.’
    • ‘I can certainly appreciate what the miners had to put up with just to earn a crust.’
    • ‘What they will not put up with, however, is a lack of control over other people.’
    • ‘She was prepared to put up with almost anything in order not to have to face up to her past.’
    • ‘Luckily, she's about as understanding as they come, and puts up with most of my antics.’
    • ‘He is apparently quite passive, and puts up with all this verbal aggression from his wife.’
    • ‘I've been putting up with the problem for a long time now.’
    tolerate, take, stand, stand for, accept, stomach, swallow, endure, bear, brook, support, submit to, take something lying down
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