Offer up – Idioms by The Free Dictionary

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offer up

1. To give or present something beneficial (to someone). A noun or pronoun can be used between “https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/offer” and “up.” The restaurant offers up some of the best steaks money can buy. We’re offering up exclusive deals to our VIP members this weekend at shops across the country.

2. To sacrifice someone or something (to someone or something else). A noun or pronoun can be used between “https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/offer” and “up.” The council of elders offered the young maiden up to their dark god as part of the blood ritual. The fact that you’re expected to offer money up alongside your prayers makes me a bit dubious of that church.

3. To provide some piece of information (to someone). A noun or pronoun can be used between “https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/offer” and “up.” He has offered up an explanation for what happened. I’m not here to offer up any excuses.

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offer something up (to someone or something)

to give something to someone or something as a mark of devotion, thanks, etc. We offered our gratitude up to the ruler. We offered up our gratitude to the queen.

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

offer up

v.

To submit something as an offering, especially in worship or devotion: At the memorial, they offered prayers up for the victims. Let’s offer up free meals during the holidays.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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