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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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And working his shoulders up and down to free his arms, he put the coat over his sheepskin, arched his back more strongly to ease his arms, poked himself under the armpits, and took down his leather-covered mittens from the shelf.
He discovered, in due time, that it was not the little paper of snuff (which was also on the chimney-piece), put it back again, took down the snuff instead, and solaced himself with a pinch.
The prince took down the chain and opened the door.
When the EHP members refused to take the posters down, upon instructions from the university's rector, police officers arrived at the campus and took down the posters.
The guard of an adjacent park has revealed that Multan Electric Supply Company (Mepco) officers took down transformers immediately after PTI rally ended which led to panic and stampede.
They took down Kadry Rizk and Yousef Al Gaoud 6-1, 7-5.
ABOVE a huge banner advertising an 80 per cent 'closing down' sale starting tomorrow, workers yesterday took down the Debenhams sign outside the shop located mid-way down Makarios Avenue.
A protester climbed the building, where the Israeli embassy occupies the top floor, and took down the flag, witnesses said.
High winds in North Phoenix took down eight power poles, knocking out power to about 1,500 Arizona Public Service customers.
Kirklees College, Castlegate, took down the 25ft high scaffolding on Sunday morning due to high winds.
He explained they took down the trees to move the fence back 200 feet, which is Little League rules; he explained that he was half back that far and half not.