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for put up
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
put up \put up\ v. t. & i.
1. to connect a device to a telephone line surreptitiously,
so as to listen to or record the conversations of persons
on the telephone without their knowledge; -- of
telephones, persons, or locations. Used as police jargon.
Syn: wiretap, tap, intercept, bug.
[WordNet 1.5] [+PJC]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
v 1: place so as to be noticed; "post a sign"; "post a warning
at the dump" [syn: post, put up]
2: mount or put up; "put up a good fight"; "offer resistance"
[syn: put up, provide, offer]
3: construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn" [syn: raise,
erect, rear, set up, put up] [ant: dismantle,
level, pull down, rase, raze, take down, tear
4: put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear
his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a
lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the
heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
[syn: digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear,
stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer,
5: make available for sale at an auction; "The dealer put up
three of his most valuable paintings for auction"
6: preserve in a can or tin; "tinned foods are not very tasty"
[syn: can, tin, put up]
7: provide housing for; "The immigrants were housed in a new
development outside the town" [syn: house, put up,
8: provide; "The city has to put up half the required amount"
[syn: put up, contribute]
9: propose as a candidate for some honor [syn: nominate, put
up, put forward]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
225 Moby Thesaurus words for "put up":
accommodate, accumulate, add to, aggrandize, amass, amplify, ante,
ante up, as earnest, assemble, at stake, augment, backlog, base,
bed, berth, bestow, billet, board, bond, boost, bottle, bottomry,
broaden, build, build in, build up, bunk, can, cast, collect,
compose, compound, concoct, concocted, construct, cooked-up,
create, cumulate, cut out, cut-and-dried, cut-and-dry, deposit,
deposited, designate, devise, do up, domicile, domiciliate,
elaborate, elevate, enlarge, erect, escalate, establish, evolve,
exalt, expand, extend, extrude, fabricate, fabricated, fabulous,
fancied, fantasied, fantastic, fashion, fasten up, fatten,
fictional, fictitious, figmental, fill out, fix, fixed, forge,
forged, form, formulate, found, frame, fudge together,
furnish accommodations, garner, garner up, gather into barns,
get up, go bail, ground, hand over, handsel, hang, hang up, harbor,
hatched, heap up, hide, hike, hike up, hoard, hoard up, hock, hold,
hold forth, hold out, house, hut, hypothecate, impignorate,
in hock, in pawn, in the bag, increase, indite, inflate, install,
invented, invest, jack up, jar, jump, jump up, keep, lay down,
lay the foundation, lay up, legendary, lengthen, lodge, made-up,
make, make up, manufacture, manufactured, mature, maximize, mold,
mortgage, mythical, name, name for office, nominate, offer,
offer for sale, on deposit, on ice, packed, parlay, patch together,
pawn, pawned, pay over, piece together, pile up, pitch, planned,
plant, pledge, pledged, plotted, post, posted, pot, prearranged,
preconcerted, precontrived, prefabricate, prefer, premeditated,
preordered, prepare, present, produce, proffer, propose, put down,
put in, put in hock, put in pawn, put together, put up, pyramid,
quarter, raise, rear, rigged, room, run, run for office, run up,
save, save up, schemed, seat, secrete, set, set up, set-up, shape,
shelter, sling, spout, squirrel, squirrel away, stable, stacked,
stake, staked, stock up, stockpile, store up, submit, suspend,
tender, thicken, tin, treasure, treasure up, trumped-up, up,
up the spout, uprear, vest, whomp up, write
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