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English definition of “taker”


noun [C, usually plural]     /ˈteɪkər/
someone who agrees to buy or do something: few/not many/no takers There have been few takers for stakes in Mexico's newly privatised companies . A call for volunteers yielded only 30 takers.
a person or organization , etc. that takes something: Many of the call takers at the company's call centre were young and inexperienced .
→ See also order taker, price taker, risk taker
(Definition of taker noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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