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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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Senior policy adviser Ben Willmott said: "One potential consequence of employee fears over job security is that some may feel under pressure to come into work when they are not well.'' Some companies reported a rise in people taking time off for anxiety and depression.
"When I took time out at Aston Villa, because my agent and the people at the club didn't know how to pigeonhole it, it was 'Stan Collymore is taking time out with stress'," Collymore said.
Including part-time teaching staff, the North East had just 14,700 teachers taking time off sick last year, the lowest figure in the country.
And legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean did not disappoint, taking time out from the rink to back our anti-racism message.
The main reasons given for taking time off to travel included sampling different cultures, adventure, outdoor lifestyle and the chance to get away while still young.
A FAMILY friend of the Glazers lost her job after taking time off work to grieve.
(No other cars were involved and Baiul sustained only minor injuries.) Baiul admits in her book, "I think I had that car accident because I got to the point where I was taking time off only for moments at a time--and in the wrong way.
According to research, workers in this country are well below the European average for taking time off because of a work-related illness.
at the same time, it is clear that the image that employers give of British workers who are happy to blame every twinge on their work and use illnesses such as stress and back pain as an excuse for taking time off work, bears no resemblance to reality."
It is really good and you're going to have to wait a while for it because it is taking time."
Fear of taking time off, even when workers are unwell, is adding to stress and anxiety at work, said business information firm Croner which conducted the research.