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Definition of option verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



option somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they option
he / she / it options
past simple optioned
-ing form optioning
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to buy or sell the right to own or use something at some time in the future The novel was optioned for the screen by his production company. We've optioned all her books, including future ones. This is his first script to be optioned by a film producer.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: option