take-down

takedown

[teyk-doun]
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:
1890–95; adj., noun use of verb phrase take down

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takedown

noun
1. (amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position; "a takedown counts two points" 
2. a crushing remark [syn: put-down
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