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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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The monitoring sites reported that a RC-135 U reconnaissance plane of the US army took off from Souda Bay base and flew for a long time over Syria's coasts, reaching 40km away from the Russian naval base in Tartus port city in Lattakia province.
The flight, with space for 123 passengers, took off at around 1.30pm local time and was due to arrive in Marseille just after 4pm.
However, this is a 2% improvement on Cardiff's traffic in November 2012 when 951 planes landed and took off.
The special Jet flight had to return to Chaklala airbase soon after it took off Tuesday afternoon as it developed a 'technical snag', sources of the Airport Authority said.
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A HARRIER jump jet took off from a British aircraft carrier for the last time yesterday.
The 1,600-kilogram aircraft with a 63-meter wingspan took off Wednesday shortly before 7 a.m., spent the day charging its batteries and flew at an altitude of 1,500 meters during the evening.
Also, Rob Dyrdek took off all the Big Black pics from his photo section.
LEOMINSTER - A 2-week-old infant and a 2-year-old were found safe last night in Fitchburg after their mother took off with them after an argument with her husband.
The flight took off during a thunderstorm on Thursday (20 April) just before 22:00 and the pilot decided to turn back as a precaution, according to The Associated Press.
The carjacker pushed [Boyd] back into the SUV and took off, with the doors still open.