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An option—a right that operates as a continuing proposal—given in exchange for consideration—something of value—permitting its holder to sell a particular stock or commodity at a fixed price for a stated quantity and within a limited time period.

A put is purchased for a fee paid to the person who agrees to accept the stock or goods if they are offered. The purchaser of this right to sell expects the price of the stock or commodity to decrease so that he can deliver the stock or commodity at a profit. If the price rises, the option need not be exercised. The reverse transaction is a call.


(Place), verb apply, assign a place, attach, base, deposit, dispense, fix, give, imbed, implant, infuse, inject, install, instill, introduce, lodge, park, place, plant, raise, repose, seat, set, site, situate, station, submit, tender
Associated concepts: constructive bailment, involuntary bailment


(Phrase), verb ascribe, attribute, cast, describe, impute, pose, posit, postulate, present, propound, say, set forth, state, throw
See also: advance, deposit, dispose, give, house, impute, introduce, locate, lodge, phrase, place, plant, raise, repose, situated, submit

TO PUT, pleading. To select, to demand; as, the said C D puts himself upon the country; that is, he selects the trial by jury, as the mode of settling the matter in dispute, and does not rely upon an issue in law. Gould, Pl. c. 6. part 1, Sec. 19.

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Manager Sarah Wilkinson said: "Some dogs at the kennels will have to be put to sleep.
It was given antibiotics but had to be put to sleep on humane grounds because of its condition.
The most severe overcrowding problems, lowest adoption rates and highest number of animals put to sleep are seen in inner city areas, such as South Central Los Angeles, Ballenger said.
City officials estimate more than 70,000 stray cats and dogs were picked up off city streets last year and, because no one adopted them, about 50,000 had to be put to sleep.
It makes me feel better that the animals are being rescued so they don't have to be put to sleep.
Sunny Boy has been put to sleep after leaving his mark worldwide.
Beverly Hills Consumers for Informed Choice argued retailers have misled consumers by telling them the animals are mercifully put to sleep.
The Humane Society of the United States estimates that 50,000 greyhounds are put to sleep every year after their racing careers are over.
There are just too many dogs that don't have homes and that are going to be put to sleep,'' Weinberg said, rubbing Tyrone's belly.
The dog was put to sleep at a Lancaster veterinary hospital in December after eating a gram of cocaine off a bedroom table, where Green had left the drug during a Christmas Eve party, sheriff's deputies said.
A MAN said he's been left "heartbroken" after his dog was bitten by a snake and had to be put to sleep.
Very sadly Basil had to be put to sleep in July after contracting a very aggressive throat tumour which wasn't related to the case.