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put someone up with someone

to house someone with someone. I will put her up with my cousin, who has an extra bedroom. We will put up the lady with us.
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put up with someone or something

to tolerate or endure someone or something; to be able to stand someone or something. I cannot put up with your constant whining any longer! We can put up with John's living here until he finds a place of his own.
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put up with somebody/something

to be forced to experience someone or something that you do not like I've had to put up with a long, cold winter all by myself. She said she was tired of his constant complaining and didn't want to put up with him anymore.
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put up with

Endure without complaint, as in She's been very patient, putting up with all kinds of inconvenience. [Mid-1700s]
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put up with

To endure without complaint: We had to put up with the inconvenience.
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