take down

verb

Definition of take down

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  to lower without removing <took down his pants>

    2. 2a :  to pull to pieces <take down a building>b :  disassemble <take a rifle down>

    3. 3 :  to lower the spirit or vanity of

    4. 4a :  to write down <took down some notes>b :  to record by mechanical means

    5. intransitive verb
    6. :  to become seized or attacked especially by illness

    Examples of take down in a sentence

    1. <there's no need to take us down by making fun of our clothes>

    2. <electricians will take down all the lights for the set after the play has finished its run>

    15th Century

    First Known Use of take down

    15th century



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