Definition of put up in US English:

put up

phrasal verb

  • 1Offer or show (a particular degree of resistance, effort, or skill) in a fight or competitive situation.

    ‘he put up a brave fight’
    • ‘The girls started well and despite putting up a brave battle lost out to the stronger side.’
    • ‘But the break did not help her as she lost the set and the match without even putting up a fight.’
    • ‘Still, they have a long way to go, even if they were clearly putting up a fight.’
    • ‘There are those who still blame McConnell for not putting up a bigger fight.’
    • ‘Others say they are willing to put up a fight in an effort to stay in Moss Side.’
    • ‘She put up a struggle which resulted in her head being struck against a wall and the suspect fled.’
    • ‘Congratulations to the team for getting so far and for putting up a good fight!’
    • ‘We will back whatever resistance is put up by the administration.’
    • ‘The spokesman said that to his knowledge no resistance had been put up to the show of strength and no casualties had resulted.’
    • ‘He's going to resist and resent and put a fight up.’
    • ‘I would be surprised if much resistance is put up.’
  • 2Stay temporarily in lodgings other than one's own home.

    ‘we put up at a hotel in the city center’
    • ‘We put up in a hotel full of flies.’
    • ‘We put up in a little hotel, three or four of us in a bed, four or five of us on the floor.’
    • ‘You cruise through Pensacola and put up in a motel in Marianna’