place/put stock in

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of place/put stock in

US
:to have confidence or faith in someone or something
  • He placed/put a lot of stock in her ability to get the job done.
  • I don't put much stock in the rumors.
  • I'm willing to put some stock in these polls since they've been accurate before.

Word by Word Definitions

place play
  1. : physical environment : space

  2. : a way for admission or transit

  3. : physical surroundings : atmosphere

  1. : to put in or as if in a particular place or position : set

  2. : to present for consideration

  3. : to put in a particular state

put play
  1. : to place in a specified position or relationship : lay

  2. : to move in a specified direction

  3. : to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

  2. : an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. : being in place : fixed, set

stock play
  1. : stump

  2. : a log or block of wood

  3. : something without life or consciousness

  1. : to make (a domestic animal) pregnant

  2. : to fit to or with a stock

  3. : to provide with stock or a stock : supply

  1. : kept regularly in stock

  2. : commonly used or brought forward : standard

  3. : kept for breeding purposes : brood


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