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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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That's when I came up with the idea that if the villages don't have a take-away, I'll bring the take-away to the villages.
The implications are wide ranging and could enable the sales of cold take-away food to be zero rated for VAT purposes when supplied from retail outlets located in office blocks, factory premises and sports venues," said Steven Sim-monds, director of VAT services.
Between the extrusion tool and the beginning of the cooling line there are also the take-away conveyor for pulling the profile out of the tool; the shrinkage conveyor for relaxation of deformation stresses in the profile; the continuous weighing scales for continuous check of the profile weight; the width measuring device for continuous check of the total profile width; and the profile measuring device for monitoring the cross-section of the profile.
It reminded me of a time when the Chinese take-away was new and quite rare.
The market behaviour of the fast food take-away business will be explored and examples will be given of how they have expanded since the 1970s.
Geordies prefer fish and chips over any other take-away according to new research.
However, her latest idea to provide a hot pasta meal in a take-away format has really appealed to the students.
PLANS to turn a former Coventry supermarket into a take-away should give a boost to residents who are short of community facilities, councillors heard yesterday.
Villagers at the ancient centre of England are celebrating victory in their long-running fight to stop a take-away restaurant being built on the historic site.