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takedown

[teyk-doun] /ˈteɪkˌdaʊn/
adjective
1.
made or constructed so as to be easily dismantled or disassembled.
2.
Finance. takeout (def 8).
noun
3.
the act of taking down.
4.
a firearm designed to be swiftly disassembled or assembled.
5.
the point of separation of two or more of the parts of a takedown firearm or other device.
6.
Informal. the act of being humbled.
7.
Wrestling. a move or series of maneuvers that succeeds in bringing a standing opponent down onto the mat.
8.
Finance. takeout (def 5).
Also, take-down.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; adj., noun use of verb phrase take down
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British Dictionary definitions for take-down

take down

verb (transitive, adverb)
1.
to record in writing
2.
to dismantle or tear down to take down an old shed
3.
to lower or reduce in power, arrogance, etc (esp in the phrase to take down a peg)
adjective
4.
made or intended to be disassembled
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