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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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However, because many people were present at the time, many of them ordering takeaway food, the tally of the injured was unexpectedly high, reports said.
A disagreement over takeaway food led a St Ninians man to launch a foulmouthed rant at his girlfriend before attempting to sink his teeth into a police officer.
A statement submitted by the applicant says: "The proposal is to convert the ground floor to a gourmet burger bar primarily serving takeaway food but also with limited facilities for in-house dining.
They praised the nursery's innovative takeaway food option, and its breakfast, after-school and holiday clubs.
It Euromonitor said: "Despite high obesity rates in the country, there is a trend of Irish consumers preferring to indulge in unhealthy food when purchasing takeaway food.
The takeaway food app launched in 2013 and works based on a customer's location, showing nearby food outlets available to deliver to them.
Homeware and appliances, takeaway food, and media experienced strong sales growth in the month.
WHILE we are all partial to a good curry, it turns out that the top takeaway food in Birmingham is actually pizza.
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Al-Hajri said that the free Iftar meal distribution was one of the projects in demand which distributed takeaway food parcels worth 20,000 dinars to more than 25,000 individuals and also distributed more than 2,000,000 drinking water bottles to worshippers around the time of Tarawih prayers in the mosques.
TAKEAWAY food and booze have been blamed for a growing obesity crisis.
If the present library building is turned into the inevitable takeaway food shop or worse, will extra street cleaning be in place for the already often dirty shopping precinct?