Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
The phrasal verb put up can mean to stay temporarily in a place order them someone's own home. To put up can also mean to build something such as a wall, fence, or a large building or divide. So you can put up a wall around the building, for example, or put up a fence to stop animals escaping. When you fix something to a wall such as a cupboard, painting or shelf you could also use the phrase a verb 'put up'. To 'put up' can also mean to increase the value or price of something or to provide money for a specific purpose. To put up can also mean to construct or raise something so that is ready to be used, such as 'putting up a tent'. In British English to put up something has a similar meaning to put forward so you can say you put up an idea. If you put up a fight for example, it can mean to put great effort into achieving or preventing something.
When you resist something with force or great determination you can use the phrase a verb put up. So you might say you put up a fight against someone or that you put up a lot of resistance.
In professional contexts, the word 'put up' is used to describe money or resources that are provided in order to deliver a particular service or to finance a specific project.