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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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Harbhajan Singh then spurned a tricky but takeable chance to dismiss Mark Butcher off his own bowling.
When Hemp had reached 65, Graeme Archer at second slip ended a session of juggling by grounding a far more takeable chance.
The edge slightly wrong-footed him, sending his hands right as his body swayed left, but it was eminently takeable for a wicketkeeper who impressed with gloves and bat on his debut.
Maik Taylor remained constant under a barrage of first-half corners, at which Plymouth tried to neuter his effectiveness by packing the six-yard box, But for all the control Plymouth had in all areas of the pitch, and for all the earnest huff and puff, a takeable back post header put wide by Krisztian Timar was their clearest chance.
IT has taken Crystal Palace time to shrug off the disappointment of last season's play-off defeat, but recent results have been more encouraging and 4-5 about them beating Barnsley is takeable.