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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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Ian Butler, the home side's New Zealand all-rounder, took five for 46 in Manor's 130, Chris Booth scoring a run-a-ball 70, before Michael Powell reached 92 not out in a seven-wicket win.
There was so much it took five containers to remove it.
According to Malkowski, the $27,000 Minnepro-3 took five years and six prototypes to develop.
Allina donated the property in 2000, and the fundraising and renovation took five years to complete.
Elliott Wilson and Richard Jones took five wickets each as the Black Country side dismissed their hosts for 101.
Steve McNicholas took five wickets as Normanby Hall secured their second win of the season, beating Hartlepool by 44 runs.
Swann took five wickets at Chester-le-Street but England were nervous in their run chase and there was hardly any celebrations when they scraped to victory.
An angler known only as Gary took five cod to 9lb from the Wherry.
STRUGGLERS Cefn Fforest were skittled out for just 62 in their Division Two Second XI match at home to leaders Radyr, for whom captain Matthew Tyler took five for 20 and Ben Wakelin three for nine with a hat-trick.
The 21-year-old England seamer took five for 67 after scoring 91 not out in Leicestershire's second innings and returned match figures of eight for 116.
IN the longest Wimbledon match ever, it took five hours and 12 minutes for Gonzales to triumph.
UCLA 7, Fresno State 0: The Bruins (4-2) won the doubles point and then took five of six singles matches in straight sets, cruising to a victory at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.