takedown

(redirected from Take downs)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

takedown

(ˈteɪkdaʊn)
n
an instance of a wrestling opponent being brought down to the floor
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
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.