I just read a question on Stack Overflow, here.

The question starts with:

I've been somewhat "putting up" with GitHub always asking for my username and password when I clone a repository. [...]

(emphasis mine)

I searched "put up" but the result only gives:

construct or erect something.

"I put up the tent and cooked a meal"

Which doesn't seem to fit here. So what does it mean in the context?

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    They feel annoyed with this Github process but have to tolerate/accept it. Dec 19, 2021 at 13:34

1 Answer 1


'Put up with' is a phrasal verb.

put up with
If you put up with something, you tolerate or accept it, even though you find it unpleasant or unsatisfactory.

Put up with (Collins Dictionary)

  • Yes, the choice of quotes in the original is somewhat weird. Dec 20, 2021 at 0:16

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