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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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But Kern County Deputy District Attorney Carla Grabert said the girl took back those remarks.
ARM Financial said it wanted to leave the market, and General American took back $3.
Police took back a mum's panic alarm just hours before her Scots lover slashed their kids' throats.
5 million years ago hunted game that they took back to "home bases," where social life flourished.
Concourse recently took back direct operational responsibility of its networks, and it's important that we utilize well-proven OSS's to enable reliable service for the daily users and subscribers of our WISP roaming partners," said Joe Beatty, CEO of Concourse Communications.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army and Lebanese Hezbollah resistance forces cut the defense lines of the terrorists in the city of Zabadani in Southern Syria, and took back a strategic square.