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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.
We are very honoured he took time out to come and visit us.
If I took time off work, because I'd just been dumped I wouldn't get any sympathy from people.
A GROUP of Irish leprechauns took time out from celebrating St Patrick's Day to be sent round the bend at a Midland theme park.
The former Brookside actress took time from filming Phantom of the Opera to pass on her expertise to students at the Craig Community dance group in Stockbridge village.
Throughout the country around 293,000 teachers took time off due to sickness - around 57 per cent of the workforce.
Seems neither Heather Graham, pretty in a pink peasant top and jeans, nor Jennifer Aniston, in a white tank with royal blue sarong, took time to pose for the red-carpet photographers, making the lensmen boo, hiss and whine with disappointment.
Craig, who took time off from World Cup preparations, admitted: "This is much more nerve- wracking than a Scotland game.
We want to thank our customers who took time to participate in the survey and everyone at Logistics Management & Distribution Report for conducting the survey," said New Penn Executive Vice President, Stephen M.
The store manager told me if I took time off I would be fired.
They took time out from their busy schedules to promote George Best: A Tribute in the soccer icon's hometown.