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(corporation) the practice of purchasing enough shares in a firm to threaten a takeover and thereby forcing the owners to buy those shares back at a premium in order to stay in business

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Nothing sets me up better for the rigours of the working day than three little figures rushing up for a goodbye kiss and cuddle, then waving frantically through the front door, as I back out of the car port.
Audrey fails to recognise what is meant as a goodbye kiss.
This dreadful news is designed to distress his Mum and Dad as much as possible, and to add to the effect, he begs them to give his little sister a goodbye kiss and not to blame themselves if he is killed.
Al-Zaidi famously stood up during a live televised news conference, shouting: "this is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog," before hurling a shoe at the former US president which narrowly missed him.
Journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, who worked for independent al-Baghdadiya television, shouted "This is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog" as he hurled both shoes at then-president Bush before being tackeled by security gaurds.
CNN reported that he also shouted, "This is a goodbye kiss, you dog," Zaidi shouted.
2003), and Massimo Carlotto's crime novel The Goodbye Kiss (2006).
Ten seconds after I'd dragged her back from her group of girl friends to ask for my goodbye kiss they were flying round the playground being werewolves with half the boys running for cover.
In the category of Best Paperback Original nominees for this year's award include The Goodbye Kiss by Massimo Carlotto, The Open Curtain by Brian Evenson, The Deep Blue Alibi by Paul Levine and City of Tiny Lights by Patrick Neate.
But one cannot ignore the perception Villa have given an uneasy goodbye kiss to their best player for what, in these times of inflated transfer fees, is a bargain price
It's not any easier this time,'' said Desiree Ewers of Lancaster, who gave her husband, Gary, a pilot, a final goodbye kiss on the concrete flight line beside the jetliner.
Already a monster hit in its native England, Beckham has it all: a big, fat ethnic wedding; a flashy rock soundtracks; nubile teenage girls in athletic shorts; irreverent end-credit outtakes; a none-too-heavy lesson in tolerance; and a climactic hetero goodbye kiss at the airport.
A drink of water, a plate of food, a handshake, a greeting, or a goodbye kiss are engaged in almost thoughtless rituals but the cumulative impact is great.
In fact, the contact is the content, much as a loved one's wordless hello or goodbye kiss.