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put (one) up with (one)

To provide someone with overnight accommodation, especially temporarily. Beth's going to the hospital for her surgery; could we put Tommy up with you for a couple days while she's away?
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put up with (someone or something)

To abide or endure someone or something that one finds unpleasant, inconvenient, or annoying. I don't know how you put up with John—he's such a loudmouth! I really like my job, for the most part, but I do have to put up with a lot of tedious busywork.
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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

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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