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v. put, put•ting,
1. to move (anything) into a specific location or position; place.
2. to bring into some condition, relation, etc.: to put affairs in order.
3. to force to undergo something.
4. to set to a duty, task, action, etc.
5. to render or translate, as into another language.
6. to provide musical accompaniment for (words); set.
7. to assign or attribute: to put the blame on others.
8. to estimate (distance, time, etc.).
9. to bet or wager.
10. to express or state: To put it honestly, I don't care.
11. to apply (knowledge, skill, etc.) to a use or purpose.
12. to submit for answer, consideration, etc.
13. to impose (a tax, charge, etc.).
14. to invest (money, resources, etc.).
15. to throw or cast: to put the shot.v.i.
16. to go or proceed: to put to sea.
17. to shoot out or grow, or send forth shoots or sprouts.
18. put about,
a. Naut. to change direction, as on a course.
b. to turn in a different direction.
19. put across,
a. to cause to be understood or received favorably.
b. to do successfully; accomplish.
20. put aside or by,
a. to store up; save.
b. to put out of the way; place to one side.
21. put away,
a. to put in the designated place for storage.
b. to save, esp. for later use.
c. to discard.
d. to drink or eat.
22. put down,
a. to write down; record.
b. to enter in a list, as of contributors.
c. to suppress.
d. to attribute; ascribe.
e. to regard or categorize: He was put down as a chronic complainer.
f. to disparage, humiliate, or embarrass.
g. to pay as a deposit.
h. to land an aircraft.
23. put forth,
a. to bear or grow: trees putting forth green shoots.
b. to propose; present.
c. to exert.
d. to set out; depart.
24. put forward,
a. to propose; advance.
b. to nominate or support.
25. put in,
a. Also, put into.Naut. to enter (a port or harbor).
b. to spend (time) as indicated.
26. put in for, to apply for or request: to put in for a transfer.
27. put off,
a. to postpone; defer.
b. to get rid of by evasion or delay.
c. to disconcert or perturb: We were put off by the book's abusive tone.
28. put on,
a. to clothe oneself in.
b. to assume or pretend.
c. to produce or stage, as a show.
d. Informal. to deceive (someone) as a joke; tease: You're putting me on, aren't you?
29. put out,
a. to extinguish, as a fire.
b. to be vexed or annoyed.
c. to subject to inconvenience.
d. Baseball, Softball, Cricket. to cause to be denied an opportunity to reach base or score; retire.
e. to publish.
f. to go out to sea.
g. to manufacture; produce.
30. put over, to accomplish successfully.
31. put through,
a. to complete successfully.
b. to bring about; effect.
c. to make a telephone connection for: Put me through to Los Angeles.
d. to make (a telephone connection): to put a call through to Hong Kong.
e. to cause to suffer or endure.
32. put up,
a. to construct; erect.
b. to can (vegetables, fruits, etc.); preserve (jam, jelly, etc.).
c. to set or arrange (the hair).
d. to provide (money).
e. to lodge.
f. to propose as a candidate; nominate.
g. to offer, esp. for public sale.
h. to sheathe (one's sword).
33. put upon, to impose upon.
34. put up to, to incite.
35. put up with, to tolerate.n.
36. a throw or cast, esp. with a forward motion of the hand.
37. Also called put option. an option to sell stock at a specified price and by a specified date.Compare call (def. 56).Idioms:
1. put one's best foot forward, to try to make as good an impression as possible.
2. put oneself out, to take pains; go to trouble or expense.
3. put on the dog or the ritz, to assume an attitude of wealth or importance; put on airs.
4. put something over on, to deceive.
[before 1000; Middle English put(t)en to push, thrust, put, Old English *putian (as v. noun putung an impelling, inciting)]
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|Noun||1.||put option - an option to sell|
stock option - the right to buy or sell a stock at a specified price within a stated period
|2.||put option - the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date|
option - the right to buy or sell property at an agreed price; the right is purchased and if it is not exercised by a stated date the money is forfeited
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