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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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Birkby Rose Hill just managed to beat Bradley & Colne by two runs while Silkstone went through thanks to Nick Armitage taking five for 14 and restricting Thurstonland to 88 all out in reply to 110 all out.
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Simon Guy made an unbeaten 125 on his debut for Marske, despite the efforts of Leigh Beaumont, the wily spinner taking five wickets.
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Paceman Sean Mee did the bulk of the damage, taking five for 23 in 7.