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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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The main reason for not taking sick leave was the extra work it would mean for colleagues, cited by 68 per cent in 2001 compared to 72 per cent in 1993.
By holding about six events a year they have raised pounds 50,000, much of which has been spent on taking sick children on holidays and outings.
A COMMON belief that workers extend their weekends by taking sick leave on Fridays and Mondays is misplaced, and company strategies to reduce sick leave on those days are a waste of time, researchers said today.
The CBI's latest figures show that the national average lost through staff taking sick days is 8.5 days per employee with the public sector on 9.2 days, and the private sector an average 7.5 days.
And more and more staff are taking sick leave because of the increased work load.
A Swedish study interviewed more than 400 individuals, who worked at six different workplaces, including health care workers, office staff and people in the manufacturing industry, within a few days of them taking sick leave.
Before taking sick Hegarty's trial heard from Graham Boye, who sold the crash lorry and four others to Hegarty in August 2001.
We have fewer holidays and we don't have the propensity towards sensible working hours, all of which contributes to the preponderance of people taking sick leave.
So, in some other week The Western Mail might be carrying shock stories about this ``Victorian'' practice still persisting in 2002, and for good measure telling us about teachers taking sick leave because of the pressure.
We are not suggesting people are taking sick leave when they shouldn't be."
Staff at the borough council, the largest employer in the borough, are taking sick leave because of problems in their personal life.