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Definition of "put-up" [put•-up]

  • Informal Planned or prearranged secretly: The theft was a put-up job. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "put-up" in a sentence
  • "Conservative talk shows pound home the theory this is all a put-up job while the liberal media remains incredulous the Cain Train hasn't derailed into a fiery pileup."
  • "Well, this is the time to put-up or shut-up. chuck"
  • "EOH: A number of critics are convinced that you are a GOP plant, a put-up job."