Takedown definition

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The act or process of taking down, esp. of disassembling mechanically.
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The act of bringing an opponent in an amateur wrestling match to the mat from a standing position, a maneuver for which points are awarded.
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(sports) A move or maneuver in wrestling or the martial arts in which a standing opponent is forced to the floor.
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(informal) Humiliation.
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Made to be easily taken apart.

A takedown firearm.

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Having the capability of being taken down or apart.

A takedown rifle; a takedown scaffold.

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An article or apparatus that can be taken down or apart.
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The mechanism that allows an article or apparatus to be easily taken down.
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The act of humiliating a person.
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(slang) A taking down: the arrest of a suspect by a police officer.
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(martial arts) A taking down: an act of bringing one's opponent to the ground by grabbing one or both legs and applying a rearward bending moment.
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Enforced removal of material from a website, etc.
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An instance of such humiliation.

She gave you quite a takedown.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
takedown
Plural:
takedowns

Origin of takedown

  • A bare nominalization of the verb take down.

    From Wiktionary