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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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US drones had previously executed a single lethal air strike against an ISIS targets in Syria but this was the first time manned US fighter jets had carried out raids after taking off from Turkey's strategically located Incirlik base.
Rome Ciampino (LIRA/CIA), Rome, Italy: June 12-13, taking off June 14
The fighters from the nearby suburb of Souq Jumaa stopped the plane from taking off and attempted to board the aircraft as a way of pressuring the government to investigate a recent attack on their comrades, the agency said, quoting a Tunisian diplomat in Libya.
The flight, which held 40 passengers on board, damaged a wing as it was taking off on the April 22.
The flyglobespan 757 had to turn back minutes after taking off from Hamilton Airport near Toronto, Canada, early yesterday.
The pontiff was recently told by the brothers to stop taking off his reading glasses with only one hand as this distorts the frame.
A Thai air force jet crashed Wednesday in central Thailand while taking off, killing all seven people on board, the air force said.
Taking off your shoes to walk through the scanner has also been something to my dislike.
Lucky Mr Taylor escaped from the wreckage without any major injuries after losing control of the small private helicopter just moments after taking off.
An AirTran Airways Boeing 717 carrying 116 passengers and five crew was struck by lightning after taking off from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
In contrast with the rather affected nobility of his teacher Henry Moore or the angst-ridden pathos of contemporaries such as Eduardo Paolozzi and Kenneth Armitage, Caro displays a funky, almost cartoonish humor in rough-hewn works like Man Taking Off His Shirt, 1955-56, or Pulling on a Girdle, 1958-59.
TALKING turkey -- American turkey, that is -- deep-frying the fowl is taking off for Thanksgiving Day.