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A cash surplus generated by the sale of one block of securities and the purchase of another, e.g., selling a block of bonds at 99 and buying another block at 95. Also, a bid made to a seller of a security that is designed (and generally agreed) to take the seller out of the market.


1. Informal; to borrow.

2. Extra cash that an investor derives when he/she sells a position and then buys a similar position for a lower price.

3. To make a bid for the entirety of a security that a seller owns.

4. Informal for a merger or acquisition. The term comes from another informal term, "in play," which refers to a company either soliciting offers for a buy-out or vulnerable to a hostile takeover. A takeout means that the company involved as been "taken out of play."
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Mr Gill, managing director of the Harlequin group of restaurants that includes Glasgow's famous Ashoka chain, said: "It's shaping up to be the busiest day of the year, and we've had to stop carry-outs at Christmas because we're so busy.
The eighth edition of Who's Buying at Restaurants and Carry-Outs is based on unpublished data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2008 Consumer Expenditure Survey.
Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Expenditures Survey, this volume contains tables and descriptions of average, total, and indexed spending at restaurants and carry-outs in 2003 by demographics and product, market shares, and general household expenses from 2000 to 2003.
THE Tartan Army have been told they can't get drunk, buy carry-outs or have a tipple in public in a new letter from the SFA.
I know one chap who lost his licence twice just going for carry-outs.
Tell him if he at least tries to eat them and ditches the carry-outs, there might be some rewards in the bedroom.
The booze, the chinese carry-outs and the slouching in front of the TV are all to be replaced with a healthy diet and regular visits to the gym.
He also leaves everything on the floor - papers, DVDs, carry-outs.
But then, the Tories need all the help they can get while the SSP could start a revolution of free carry-outs for all low income families.
He regularly orders hundreds of pounds worth of carry-outs for himself.
The chapters are: alcoholic beverages, apparel, computers, education, entertainment, financial products and services, household furnishings, gifts to non-household members, groceries, health care, household services, housekeeping supplies, personal care products and services, reading material, restaurants and carry-outs, shelter and utilities, telephone, tobacco, transportation, travel, and utilities.