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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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Rene Amigo was the top man for New York in defeat, taking down 640 pins.
He said: "They shouldn't be running around the city taking down flags that will only be up for 24 hours.
When erecting or taking down antenna towers, AB-216/U, NSN 5445-00-5506062, or AB-216A/U, NSN 5445-00-542-4561, an extra precaution of adding two guy lines attached to the corners of the first tower section and then anchored on each of the longest sides of the first tower section is required.
From choosing the right script to putting together a staff, casting, managing rehearsals, performance anxieties, and taking down the set, Spirit in Drama is an excellent overview and introduction, that tempers its practical instructions with emphasis on the power and grace of God that allows all involved to pool their talents and proclaim their faith.
The proposition seems simple enough: Taking down a dam will return a river to an ecologically healthy state.
For terrorists seeking reasonably high body counts and wider ripples of fear and chaos, taking down a commercial airliner would do nicely, disrupting air travel and tourism as 9/11 did.
Only a handful of companies in North America specialize in this type of work, with most bridge scaffolding projects being very labour intensive with large crews putting up and taking down entire sections as the platform is moved into place, says Watts.
But yesterday Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed chose to sever the store's commercial link to the Monarchy by taking down all the warrants - three of them a year early.
Fish and Wildlife Service says that taking down the dams is the best way to save the fish.