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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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But there was no clear-thinking inventiveness, no pace about them and takeable chances were few and far between.
'The survey we carried out earlier in the week shows about 300 tonnes of takeable cockles to be harvested without damaging cockle numbers and based on what happened during the last two days.'
One, for offside, denied Nicky Forster a very takeable scoring opportunity; the other ignored strong grounds for a penalty after the same player had been manhandled to the ground by French defender Manuel Thetis.
Ironically, it was McSheffrey's and Blues' least takeable chance.
Encouragingly, Michael Owen shed some rust as the game progressed, but he began by missing a takeable chance, with Taylor also foiling Lampard and Beckham.
Substitute Daniel Nardiello had Barnsley's only takeable chance in the i 75th minute when he smashed a volley just wide on the turn from a right-wing cross.
All afternoon he gave Sami Hyypia and Stephane Henchoz a hammering only to fail to despatch takeable chances - two in the gaping mouth of the Kop - before Liverpool realised the match had kicked off.