takedown

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take·down

 (tāk′doun′)
adj.
Having the capability of being taken down or apart: a takedown rifle; a takedown scaffold.
n.
1.
a. An article or apparatus that can be taken down or apart.
b. The mechanism that allows an article or apparatus to be easily taken down.
2. Sports A move or maneuver in wrestling or the martial arts in which a standing opponent is forced to the floor.
3. Informal
a. The act of humiliating a person.
b. An instance of such humiliation: She gave you quite a takedown.

takedown

(ˈteɪkdaʊn)
n
an instance of a wrestling opponent being brought down to the floor

take′down`

or take′-down`,



adj.
1. constructed to be easily dismantled.
n.
2. the act of taking down or being taken down.
3. a move in wrestling that brings a standing opponent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.takedown - (amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing positiontakedown - (amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position; "a takedown counts two points"
rassling, wrestling, grappling - the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
wrestling match - a match between wrestlers
pin, fall - when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
2.takedown - a crushing remark
derision - contemptuous laughter
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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Well, perhaps you are right, sir," said she, and was about to take down the bottle when the Crooked Magician suddenly called to her excitedly from the fireplace.