This week’s phrasal verb is one that native speakers use a lot.

To put up with something

You don’t need to use it, but you need to understand it when you hear it or read it.

It means to tolerate something.

For example:


I can’t put up with my job any more, it’s so boring.   (present simple)

He plays loud music all day, I can’t put up with it any longer!   (present simple)

It’s no use complaining about the weather, you just have to put up with it. (present simple)

He hated his job but he put up with it for 2 years. (past simple)