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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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His intention was stopping that gyrocopter from taking off. He was not standing there for the good of his health."
The pedestal had been divested of its literal presence to take on an equally formidable one inside the viewer's head, becoming what Caro himself once called "an invisible wall between the spectator and the work." This was presumably the same self-conscious barrier that had spared the man taking off his shirt or the woman pulling on her girdle, from an awareness of being watched.
Unfortunately a growing number of houses are taking off too, with homes exploding as their owners bungle attempts to deep-fry the bird for a Cajun version of the traditional meal.
One of the helicopters struck power lines while taking off with two injured people, said Montse Fillol, a spokeswoman for the Canary Islands emergency rescue department.
ADVENTURER David Hempleman-Adams has been forced to abandon his bid to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a hot air balloon less than a day- and a - half after taking off.
Stansfield Turner was in critical condition after his wife and three others were killed when a plane crashed into a home shortly after taking off in the Costa Rican capital, reports AP (January 16, 2000).
Before taking off on the first leg to Paris, Fergie told them: "I just want to say I would love to be going with you."
"'Bring your own bag' has been slow in taking off," says Ruth Becker, PRC's executive director.
Summary: Pune (Maharashtra) [India], Apr 2 (ANI): An IndiGo Pune-Nagpur flight returned a few minutes after taking off following a snag in the aircraft's engine on Tuesday.
It is being observed also the military deployment is being provided by helicopters which make landing and taking off frequently to the gendarmerie stations.
People round airports won't even know we are taking off," Leahy said.
KARACHI, July 20, 2011 (Frontier Star): A remote control plane of Pakistan Navy crashed near oil refinery in industrial area Korangi seven minutes after taking off. Due to the crash, the oil tanker number s-20 parked at the refinery caught fire.