take down

take down
1. move something or somebody to a lower position (Freq. 3)

take down the vase from the shelf

Syn: ↑lower, ↑let down, ↑get down, ↑bring down
Ant: ↑raise (for: ↑lower)
Derivationally related forms: ↑lower (for: ↑lower), ↑lowering (for: ↑lower)
Hypernyms: ↑move, ↑displace
Hyponyms: ↑reef, ↑depress, ↑dip, ↑incline
Cause: ↑descend, ↑fall, ↑go down, ↑come down
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s somebody


Somebody ——s somebody PP


Somebody ——s something PP

2. tear down so as to make flat with the ground

The building was levelled

Syn: ↑level, ↑raze, ↑rase, ↑dismantle, ↑tear down, ↑pull down
Ant: ↑raise (for: ↑level)
Derivationally related forms: ↑razing (for: ↑raze), ↑level (for: ↑level)
Hypernyms: ↑destroy, ↑destruct
Hyponyms: ↑bulldoze
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Something ——s something

3. reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

She tends to put down younger women colleagues


His critics took him down after the lecture

Syn: ↑degrade, ↑disgrace, ↑demean, ↑put down
Derivationally related forms: ↑put-down (for: ↑put down), ↑degradation (for: ↑degrade), ↑takedown
Hypernyms: ↑humiliate, ↑mortify, ↑chagrin, ↑humble, ↑abase
Hyponyms: ↑reduce, ↑dehumanize, ↑dehumanise
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s somebody


Something ——s somebody

4. make a written note of

she noted everything the teacher said that morning

Syn: ↑note
Derivationally related forms: ↑note (for: ↑note), ↑notation (for: ↑note)
Hypernyms: ↑write down, ↑set down, ↑get down, ↑put down
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s that CLAUSE

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take down [phrasal verb]
take down (something) or take (something) down
1 : to remove (something) from the place where it is hanging or standing

She took the books down from the shelf.

I need to take down those curtains and bring them to the dry cleaner's.

Take down that terrible picture of me.

Please, take it down.

He took down the old shed and built a new one.

2 : to lower but not remove (something)

The doctor asked him to take down [=pull down] his pants.

3 : to write (something)

He took her phone number down on a napkin.

Did you take down the car's license number?

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Main Entry:take

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