To put up to
Put Put (put; often p[u^]t in def. 3), v. i. 1. To go or move; as, when the air first puts up. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. To steer; to direct one's course; to go. [1913 Webster]

His fury thus appeased, he puts to land. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To play a card or a hand in the game called put. [1913 Webster]

{To put about} (Naut.), to change direction; to tack.

{To put back} (Naut.), to turn back; to return. ``The French . . . had put back to Toulon.'' --Southey.

{To put forth}. (a) To shoot, bud, or germinate. ``Take earth from under walls where nettles put forth.'' --Bacon. (b) To leave a port or haven, as a ship. --Shak.

{To put in} (Naut.), to enter a harbor; to sail into port.

{To put in for}. (a) To make a request or claim; as, to put in for a share of profits. (b) To go into covert; -- said of a bird escaping from a hawk. (c) To offer one's self; to stand as a candidate for. --Locke.

{To put off}, to go away; to depart; esp., to leave land, as a ship; to move from the shore.

{To put on}, to hasten motion; to drive vehemently.

{To put over} (Naut.), to sail over or across.

{To put to sea} (Naut.), to set sail; to begin a voyage; to advance into the ocean.

{To put up}. (a) To take lodgings; to lodge. (b) To offer one's self as a candidate. --L'Estrange.

{To put up to}, to advance to. [Obs.] ``With this he put up to my lord.'' --Swift.

{To put up with}. (a) To overlook, or suffer without recompense, punishment, or resentment; as, to put up with an injury or affront. (b) To take without opposition or expressed dissatisfaction; to endure; as, to put up with bad fare. [1913 Webster]


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  • To be up to — Up Up ([u^]p), adv. [AS. up, upp, [=u]p; akin to OFries. up, op, D. op, OS. [=u]p, OHG. [=u]f, G. auf, Icel. & Sw. upp, Dan. op, Goth. iup, and probably to E. over. See {Over}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To bear up to — Bear Bear (b[^a]r), v. i. 1. To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness. [1913 Webster] This age to blossom, and the next to bear. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To suffer, as in carrying a burden. [1913 Webster] But man is born …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To act up to — Act Act, v. i. 1. To exert power; to produce an effect; as, the stomach acts upon food. [1913 Webster] 2. To perform actions; to fulfill functions; to put forth energy; to move, as opposed to remaining at rest; to carry into effect a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To put up — Put Put (put; often p[u^]t in def. 3), v. i. 1. To go or move; as, when the air first puts up. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To steer; to direct one s course; to go. [1913 Webster] His fury thus appeased, he puts to land. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To put up with — Put Put (put; often p[u^]t in def. 3), v. i. 1. To go or move; as, when the air first puts up. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To steer; to direct one s course; to go. [1913 Webster] His fury thus appeased, he puts to land. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To put up — Put Put, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Put}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Putting}.] [AS. potian to thrust: cf. Dan. putte to put, to put into, Fries. putje; perh. akin to W. pwtio to butt, poke, thrust; cf. also Gael. put to push, thrust, and E. potter, v. i.] 1. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To put up a job — Put Put, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Put}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Putting}.] [AS. potian to thrust: cf. Dan. putte to put, to put into, Fries. putje; perh. akin to W. pwtio to butt, poke, thrust; cf. also Gael. put to push, thrust, and E. potter, v. i.] 1. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To put out to nurse — Nurse Nurse (n[^u]rs), n. [OE. nourse, nurice, norice, OF. nurrice, norrice, nourrice, F. nourrice, fr. L. nutricia nurse, prop., fem. of nutricius that nourishes; akin to nutrix, icis, nurse, fr. nutrire to nourish. See {Nourish}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To put up one's staff — Staff Staff (st[.a]f), n.; pl. {Staves} (st[=a]vz or st[aum]vz; 277) or {Staffs} (st[.a]fs) in senses 1 9, {Staffs} in senses 10, 11. [AS. st[ae]f a staff; akin to LG. & D. staf, OFries. stef, G. stab, Icel. stafr, Sw. staf, Dan. stav, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To put up the spout — Spout Spout, n. [Cf. Sw. spruta a squirt, a syringe. See {Spout}, v. t.] 1. That through which anything spouts; a discharging lip, pipe, or orifice; a tube, pipe, or conductor of any kind through which a liquid is poured, or by which it is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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