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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.
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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.
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To accept the price at which a dealer offers a security.
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(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.
Leamington were then levered out for 84, James Jordan taking five for 10 off 11 overs.
Imran Jamshed was the Fordhouses hero, taking five for 41 to set up his side's eight-wicket win over Stourbridge.
Penarth III managed only 118 all out with Kevin Maddocks top scoring with 24 and James Snelson taking five for 48 for the unbeaten leaders.
Then Brown took over with the ball, taking five for 20 as Shifnal were removed for 85.
Ewenny & Corntown remain second after bowling out Senghenydd for 136-- Gavin Flower taking five for 36 - and then reaching 139 for three as Steve Richmond hit a fine 65 not out.
Paceman Sean Mee did the bulk of the damage, taking five for 23 in 7.2 destructive overs.
Bhadri top-scored for the Solihull side with 50 out of 150 for seven, before Kenilworth replied with 111 for eight, Parmar taking five for 33.
He kept the Green in top spot taking five for 21 against Rowland United who made 154.
Stokesley won a high scoring game against Seaton Carew, Ian West taking five wickets while Ian Still and Phil Ramage both made half centuries.
Cawthorne, meanwhile restricted Crossbank Methodist for 141-9, Ian Norton taking five for 53 before Dale Skelly scored 53, Darren Skelly 29 and Kevin Rank 20 not out in the eight-wicket canter.
Wayne Law's superb 106 not out for Aldridge in their 201 for four left Streetly hanging on at 147 for eight, Bob Dyer taking five for 60.