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(1) To agree to buy. A dealer or customer who agrees to buy at another dealer's offered price is said to take the offer. (2) Euro bankers speak of taking deposits rather than buying money.

Take a Position

The state of owning or owing a security or other asset. One has a long position when one owns something, while one has a short position when something is sold, especially sold short. See also: Close a position.


To accept the price at which a dealer offers a security.


(1) A generic term meaning to acquire title by whatever means, such as by deed, by will, by purchase,or by gift,to name a few.(2) A common expression for a condemnation under the power of eminent domain.

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These forward-looking statements concern the possible expansion of the company's portfolio; the performance of its operators and properties; its ability to enter into agreements with new viable tenants for properties which it takes back from financially troubled tenants, if any; its ability to make distributions; its policies and plans regarding investments, financings and other matters; its tax status as a real estate investment trust; its ability to appropriately balance the use of debt and equity; and its ability to access capital markets or other sources of funds.
On the prisoner issue, Mexico strictly limits the number of prisoners it takes back - yet comically insists it has no limits.
The Awful Truth is a weekly half-hour series in which Michael Moore takes back television from media moguls through a mix of stand-up, provocative video segments and special guest appearances.