The team organized a put-up birthday party for their coworker Greg.
An example of put-up used as an adjective is the phrase "put-up party," which means a surprise party.
- planned secretly beforehand
- contrived, counterfeit, etc.
Origin of put-upfrom phrase put up
(third-person singular simple present puts up, present participle putting up, simple past and past participle put up)
- To place in a high location.
- Please put up your luggage in the overhead bins.
- To hang or mount.
- Many people put up messages on their refrigerators.
- (idiomatic) To cajole or dare to do something.
- I think someone put him up to it.
- (idiomatic) To store away.
- Be sure to put up the tools when you finish.
- (idiomatic) To house, shelter, or take in.
- We can put you up for the night.
- (idiomatic) To present, especially in "put up a fight".
- That last fighter put up quite a fight.
- They didn't put up much resistance.
- To endure, put up with,tolerate.
- To provide funds in advance.
- Butty Sugrue put up Â£300,000 for the Ali-Lewis fight.
- To build a structure.
- The object in senses 1-5 can come before or after the particle. If it is a pronoun, then it must come before the particle.
- In sense 6 the object must always come after the particle.