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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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Julie Sellers, play specialist at Alder Hey, said: "We were delighted that Noddy took time from his busy schedule in Toyland to come and see us.
British and Commonwealth light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly took time out to take a PE lesson at Tir-Y-Berth Primary School in the Rhymney Valley
Cutting It actress Amanda Holden, 37, the former wife of comedian, actor and games show host Les Dennis, took time out from filming the latest TV series of Britain's Got Talent to have a browse around Harvey Nichols.
Gwyneth Paltrow yesterday said she was not sure if there would be a place for her in Hollywood after she took time off to be a mother.
Adrianna deSvastich, a dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet II, also took time off for college, but it was her decision, not her parents'.
As a child, I always enjoyed Halloween and took time to decorate my home and come up with scary costumes.
CAPTION: Turner Construction Company took time out for fun at the December 2nd Professional Women in Construction Dinner Dance.
In 2003, Hearn suffered a brain tumor and took time off.
Gallagher,24,who has taken time out from his greenkeeping job to focus on playing, said: 'This is why I took time off work, to see how I fared in the big competitions.
When New People's Army soldiers Ka Andres, 54, and Ka Jose, 21, told comrades they wished to wed, the revolutionaries took time out from raiding government camps to have what is considered to be the People's Army's first same-sex marriage.
Racing Post Trophy entry Rocket Ship took time to warm to his task on his debut in the mile auction maiden but ultimately ran out a ready winner, writes David Carr.