- A contract to sell stock at a set price on or before a certain date.
verb (puts, putting, put)
- He bought a January '08 for Procter and Gamble at 80 to hedge his bet.
- To place something somewhere
- She her books on the table.
- To bring or set into a certain relation, state or condition
- Put your horse in order!
- He is putting all his energy into this one task.
- She tends to herself in dangerous situations.
- (context, stock market) To exercise a put option
- He got out of his Procter and Gamble bet by putting his shares at 80.
- To express something in a certain manner
- When you it that way, I guess I can see your point.
Etymology: (term, putte, lang=enm), from (term, putian, pÅtian, push, place, thrust)
- (sport) To throw a heavy iron ball. See shot put.
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