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option

noun uk   /ˈɒp.ʃən/  us   /ˈɑːp-/
B1 [C or U] one thing that can be chosen from a set of possibilities, or the freedom to make a choice: The best option would be to cancel the trip altogether. There are various options open to someone who is willing to work hard. They didn't leave him much option - either he paid or they'd beat him up. [C] specialized finance & economics the right to buy something in the future: a share option The publishers decided not to take up their option on the paperback version.have no option (but to do something) C1 to have to do a particular thing because there is no possibility of doing anything else: After her appalling behaviour, we had no option but to dismiss her.
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in Arabic خَيار…
in Korean 선택…
in Malaysian pilihan…
in French choix…
in Turkish seçenek, alternatif…
in Italian opzione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 選擇,選項, 選擇權, 期權…
in Russian выбор, предмет выбора…
in Polish opcja, możliwość…
in Vietnamese sự lựa chọn…
in Spanish opción…
in Portuguese opção…
in Thai ทางเลือก…
in German (freie) Wahl…
in Catalan opció…
in Japanese 選択(権)…
in Indonesian pilihan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 选择,选项, 选择权, 期权…
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