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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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Thieves also took away a motorcycle of Salman Ali from Uggoki.
They took away Rs4m cash and gold ornaments worth Rs8m from the house.
IN Wahndo area, Ibrahim was deprived of Rs200,000, gold ornaments and cell phones at gunpoint while swindlers took away Rs30 thousands, gold ornaments and cell phone from a woman in Civil Lines area.
A gang of thieves took away cattle from house owned by Guddi Mai in Sanjarpur area.
According to the paper, after June 2008, when Shahbaz Sharif took over the post of chief minister, Khosa, while vacating the official residence, allegedly took away all furniture, electronic appliances, beds, paintings and crockery along with him to his private residence.
A resident of Bishkek took away the explosive device from suspicious people and surrendered it to police, reported the press service of the Interior Ministry.A Kyrgyz citizen came to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Bishkek City Police Department on December 28 and brought a plastic basket, which had a cardboard box 30x20 cm in size.
Raja Farooq of 116/12-L said thieves took away his five cows and two goats on Saturday night.
SIALKOT -- Four armed men Friday held a family hostage and took away cash, gold and other valuables in Mulakhar village in the jurisdiction of Kotli Syed Ameer Police Station.
In Wazirabad Saddr, bandits snatched Rs70 thousands, a locket set and a cell phone from Ilyas while in Sabzi Mandi robbers took away Rs100 thousands, a gold ring and a cell phone from a woman.
The police sources said that two car lifters hired a rented car from Rahimyar Khan on the pretext that they wanted to visit Bahawalpur city and took away the vehicle after giving some soft drink to the driver who after drinking it fell unconscious.
PESHAWAR -- A 17-year old goldsmith was shot dead by unknown robber upon his resistance in the jurisdiction of Hashtangari Police Station on Sunday and the robber took away cash and mobile phone from the citizen.
About 15 armymen took away two policemen from Khadezai police checkpost on Hangu Road, The Dawn said its sources had revealed.