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Having the capability of being taken down or apart: a takedown rifle; a takedown scaffold.
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.
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an instance of a wrestling opponent being brought down to the floor
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or take′-down`,

1. constructed to be easily dismantled.
2. the act of taking down or being taken down.
3. a move in wrestling that brings a standing opponent.
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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.