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  • n  the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
  • v  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • v  cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation
    That song put me in awful good humor
    put your ideas in writing
  • v  formulate in a particular style or language
    I wouldn't put it that way
  • v  attribute or give
    She put too much emphasis on her the last statement
    He put all his efforts into this job
    The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story
  • v  make an investment
  • v  estimate
    We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M.
  • v  cause (someone) to undergo something
    He put her to the torture
  • v  adapt
    put these words to music
  • v  arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events
    I put these memories with those of bygone times

  • A certain Nemo has put together a nice illustration of how exactly the structure of the Legacy Loans Program that Treasury announced yesterday amounts to a big subsidy to private .
  • Her positions on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and global warming put her far to the right of her running mate, and even President Bush.
  • After all, put options essentially insure against market declines.
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  • LeBron James in ABC Online
    The things that the Miami Heat franchise have done to be able to free up (salary) cap space and to be able to put themselves in a position this summer to have all three of us, it was hard to turn down,James said. "Those are two great...
  • David Villa in The Associated Press
    We've shown that in the big moments we can grow even more,Villa said. "We should have scored more goals, but one from Puyol has put us in the final."
  • Barack Obama in Los Angeles Times (blog)
    Simply put, export growth leads to job growth and economic growth,Obama said. "In 2008, American exports accounted for nearly 7% of our total employment, one in three manufacturing jobs and supported 10.3 million jobs in all -- jobs that...

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