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To be in a particular position or place

occupy

verb

if something occupies a space or a period of time, it is present in it or fills it

set

verb

if something is set somewhere, it is in that place or position

exist

verb

to be present in a particular place, time, or situation

lie

verb

to be on a particular surface or in a particular place

sit

verb

to be in a particular place

stand

verb

if an object or building stands somewhere, it is in a particular position

there is/are etc.

used for saying that someone or something is in a particular place

concentrate

verb

if something is concentrated in an area, that is where it mainly exists

belong

verb

to be in the right place

get

verb

to come to be in a position or place

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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