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Etymology Edit

From put up + with.

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Verb Edit

put up with (third-person singular simple present puts up with, present participle putting up with, simple past and past participle put up with)

  1. (idiomatic) To endure, tolerate, suffer through, or allow, especially something annoying.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:tolerate
    I put up with a lot of nonsense, but this is too much.
  2. (reflexive) To be taken in; to be sheltered (put up).
    • 2012, adoptuskids.org[1]:
      Thousands of teens in foster care would love to put up with you.
    • 2022, Chowdhury I. Zaman, In the Corridors of Elysium[2], page 180:
      We put up with a family friend, who was an extremely gracious and hospitable host.

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