To take down

Related to To take down: stand on, call on, took over, scrutinised
To reduce; to bring down, as from a high, or higher, place; as, to take down a book; hence, to bring lower; to depress; to abase or humble; as, to take down pride, or the proud.
To swallow; as, to take down a potion.
- Goldsmith.
To pull down; to pull to pieces; as, to take down a house or a scaffold.
To record; to write down; as, to take down a man's words at the time he utters them.

See also: Take, Take, Take, Take

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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.
Nebrija urged the public to take down the tarpaulins as he emphasized that it is everybody's patriotic responsibility and not the MMDA's alone.
Commissioner Rowena Guanzon tweeted this after the former Metro Manila Development Authority chairman failed to take down his billboard along the Pasay flyover until Friday morning.
And if this picture is anything to go by they are more than tough enough to take down the most dangerous of criminals.
One report is enough to take down content if it violates our policies, and multiple reports will not lead to the removal of content if it meets our standards, it added.
is defending plans to take down roughly 500 trees near Green Hill Park as part of efforts to eradicate the Asian longhorned beetle, saying such action is needed to protect the park from future infestation.
It seems Azzi was forced to take down the painting after members of the BIEL security team objected to the portrait being hung in a venue that serves alcohol.
VILLAGERS have scrapped plans to take down their Christmas tree because a bird has built a nest in it and laid an egg.
Workmen were sent out to take down all the others as a precaution.
Federal agencies are enmeshed in a dispute over whether to take down four huge hydroelectric dams on the Snake River, the largest tributary of the Columbia River, to restore salmon and steelhead migration through Washington State into Idaho.
The "flag flap," as it came to be known, began in June 1998 when John Miller, then chairman of the board of selectmen, ordered Garry John and David Mills, owners of the Admiral's inn, to take down the rainbow flag that was flying from their front porch.
"It's safe to take down trees until the end of June.