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15 / 09 / 2006

TO PUT UP WITH: meaning and examples

Good morning,

Today's expression is: To put up with someone or something

It means: to tolerate someone or something (aguantar)

Example 1:
Gerry: What do you think of your new department head?
Fiona: Well, nobody likes him very much but we just have to put up with him.

Example 2:
Nancy: Everyone complains about the telephone company's Customer Service department!
Jorge: I know, but if you want their installations, you are obliged to put up with it.

Example 3:
Her neighbours are so noisy. They have the television really loud, and scream at one another late at night! I don't know how she puts up with them.

I hope you have a good weekend with good weather. If it rains... oh well, we'll just have put up with it.

Have a good day and an excellent weekend!