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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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Rhys Manders took five for 31 for Radyr and Ford four for 29.
Dave Womble took five for 77 and Mark Humphries scored 62 not out as Cannock avoided defeat on 164 for eight, claiming the draw that lifted them above Shrewsbury into third place.
Tom Gray took five for 13 and Asif Sultan four for 35 before Jamie Ralph rattled off a quickfire half-century for Shifnal.
It took five sets to separate them with Swiss prodigy Federer triumphing 7-6 (7) 5-7 6-4 6-7 (2) 7-5.
It took five long months of renovations and cost $150,000, which came out of her personal savings and money from her family--to get the take-out store in working order.
James Siddle had two sixes in 23 and in reply Counden were all out for just 47 as Greg Thompson took five wickets for only 10 runs and Sam Warren 3-12.
It took five boatmen an hour to pull it in and 10 men to lift it when they reached the shore of Hat Khrai, a village in northern Thailand.
She made her most buoyant film, the wildly successful romantic--comedy Bollywood/Hollywood, upon her return to Canada, and then a visually stunning, but less successful, adaptation of Carol Shield's novel Republic of Love It took five years [to make Water] because it took five years to get over it," e confides as we sit down to talk in her home downtown Toronto.
Six of the Bradley batsmen bagged ducks, while four more managed only one run as Alex Topham (obviously sending down grenades) took five for seven from eight overs, while Richard Smith claimed three for two from seven and Liam Mallinson two for three as Bradley folded completely.
Upon his return to the museum in February 2004, he and his assistants took five weeks (during which time visitors could watch the creative process unfold through a window) to cover two white walls with hordes of extremely faint graphite outline drawings by tracing onto them the details of some three hundred projected slides.
The study was double-blinded and placebo controlled, so all volunteers took five pills at night and two in the morning, and if some were more careless about missing the morning than the evening dose, that could have biased the result in the direction seen, since all the efavirenz was in the evening dose, but every drug in the Trizivir-only arm would have been affected by missing the medicine in the morning.
Zeidlick-Zimney estimates that capability studies that once took five shifts can now be done in one shift or less.