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This context comes from the movie "Ford Vs Ferrari"

"Shelby's been acting very strange. Ford's gonna...put up another team with a GT. Some sort of a yampy bloody corporate test or something, I don't know but..."

Does put up in this context is..

"put up" 6. To provide some amount of money for some purpose: The company put up half of the money for the new park. The agency put $1,000 up toward the scholarship fund.(The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs)

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"put up" : to arrange (a plot, a scheme, etc.) with others put up a job to steal the jewels 9: BUILD, ERECT

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Lexico has its first meaning as

put up
1 Construct or erect something.

So here, Ford is going to construct, or put together, another team.


Merriam-Webster offers another definition:

put up
6 : to make available

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  • I knew about the definition of "put up" meaning to Construct or erect something. but I thought it is only used in a literal sense. So you are saying I can use it also metaphorically? Commented Aug 24, 2022 at 18:52
  • They did construct a new team – they literally put it together. Commented Aug 24, 2022 at 18:54
  • yeah, I know, but the phrasal verb here is put up not put together. Commented Aug 24, 2022 at 19:00
  • "put up" ... "construct" ... "put sth together". There is nothing metaphorical about it. Commented Aug 24, 2022 at 19:01
  • I tough that you construct or erect things and not people right? You can gather people or assemble. Correct me if I'm wrong. Commented Aug 24, 2022 at 19:05

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