What does put mean?

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  1. To place something somewhere.
  2. To bring or set into a certain relation, state or condition.
  3. (finance) To exercise a put option.
  4. To express something in a certain manner.
  5. (athletics) To throw a heavy iron ball, as a sport. (See shot put. Do not confuse with putt.)
  6. To steer; to direct one's course; to go.
  7. To play a card or a hand in the game called put.
  8. To attach or attribute; to assign.
  9. (obsolete) To lay down; to give up; to surrender.
  10. To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection; to bring to the attention.
  11. (obsolete) To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.
  12. (mining) To convey coal in the mine, as for example from the working to the tramway.
  1. (business) A right to sell something at a predetermined price.
  2. (finance) A contract to sell a security at a set price on or before a certain date.
  3. The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a push.
  4. An old card game.
  1. (obsolete) An idiot; a foolish person; a duffer.
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