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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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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.
The #1 reason respondents selected for taking time off is to figure out what they want do with their lives
According to research, workers in this country are well below the European average for taking time off because of a work-related illness.
The season will start back up again next month, after taking time off during the winter when the sun sets too early for evening rides.
Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott, Boy George, Chloe Sevigny and Linda Evangelista are taking time away from their red-hot careers to become the new faces of M.
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.
PHOTO Richard and Joyce Cox, taking time off after a rich past of serving the community, are ready to get back into the swing of things.
Companies that require solutions that simplify and optimize manufacturing information, supply chain management, manufacturing execution and planning can enhance their operations through use of TCM by taking time out of the business processes and increasing value-add in products and services.