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1[in combination] A person who takes a specified thing:‘a drug-taker’‘a risk-taker’
2A person who takes a bet or accepts an offer or challenge:‘there were plenty of takers when I offered a small wager’
- ‘His idea in a vernacular magazine essay competition has found takers in the Chennai Corporation.’
- ‘With the cook not around, the lunch was replaced by bread and milk, which found a few takers.’
- ‘Unless publicised, even quality stuff at competitive prices may not have many takers.’
- ‘A discourse for which there were few takers earlier began to sound plausible.’
- ‘After nearly four months on the market there have been no takers for one of the biggest empty factories in the York area.’
- ‘Outside, the touts are charging £90 for a seat in the stalls, with no shortage of takers.’
- ‘There may hardly be any takers for a serious study of the language and literature.’
- ‘There were no takers for her offer, for everyone seemed to want a lively dance instead.’
- ‘On the restart Mitchell wriggled along the byline and looked on in frustration when his dangerous cross found no takers.’
- ‘The postal and e-mail Sanskrit learning and Vedanta courses also have quite a few takers.’
- ‘While the suggestions to compensate the owners were many, not too many of these found takers.’
- ‘In the absence of any takers, the value of these shares could continue falling until they are worth nothing at all.’
- ‘There would be plenty of takers further afield, but the farm doesn't have the manpower to run it.’
- ‘The buildings were put up for sale but there have been no takers.’
- ‘Civil liberties groups try periodically to make internment a cause célèbre, but find few takers.’
- ‘Some stamps are popular in a particular region but will find no takers elsewhere.’
- ‘Trade pundits say that more than 60 films are held up with no takers for immediate release.’
- ‘Interestingly, the film is lying in the cans because it did not find any takers.’
- ‘Poultry shops like this one in Triplicane are finding fewer takers these days due to the bird influenza scare.’
- ‘Any good play that promises full-length entertainment will always have takers.’
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