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Noun: takedown  'teyk,dawn
  1. (amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position
    "a takedown counts two points"
  2. A crushing remark
    - put-down, squelch [informal], squelcher
Verb: take down  teyk dawn
  1. Move something down to a less high position
    "take down the vase from the shelf";
    - lower, let down, get down, bring down
  2. Reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
    "She tends to take down younger women colleagues";
    - degrade, disgrace, demean, put down
  3. Destroy (a building or buildings) so as to make nearly level the ground
    "When a force occupies an enemy fortress, it may take down the fortifications";
    - level, raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, pull down, flatten
  4. Make a written note of
    "she took down everything the teacher said that morning";
    - note

Derived forms: takes down, takedowns, took down, taken down, taking down

See also: bust [informal], put

Type of: abase, chagrin, derision, destroy, destruct, displace, fall, get down, humble, humiliate, mortify, move, pin, put down, set down, spifflicate [Brit, informal], spiflicate [Brit, informal], uncreate [literary], write down

Part of: wrestling match

Encyclopedia: Takedown

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