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Definition of "take down" [take down]

  • To remove something from a wall or similar vertical surface to which it is fixed. (verb)
  • To remove something from a hanging position. (verb)
  • To write a note. Usually to record something that is said. (verb)
  • To remove a temporary structure such as scaffolding. (verb)
  • To lower an item of clothing without removing it. (verb)

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Use "take down" in a sentence
  • "During dinner he diagrammed a take down of a suspected drug house on the west side of the city scheduled for later that night."
  • "Meanwhile, construction crews were working feverishly to take down a section of the 50-year-old Mulholland Bridge as part of a $1 billion freeway-widening project."
  • "If the general was gone—in this case, Johann Smidt—then maybe, just maybe, Detective Barnes could bluff his way into becoming the new general, at least long enough to take down the suspect."