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Definition 1: make a written note of - [verb of communication]

Samples where take down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she noted everything the teacher said that morning

Synonyms for take down in the sense of this definition

(take down is a kind of ...) put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.

Definition 2: tear down so as to make flat with the ground - [verb of creation]

Samples where take down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The building was levelled

Synonyms for take down in the sense of this definition

(take down is a kind of ...) do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

"The fire destroyed the house"

(... is a kind of take down ) flatten with or as if with a bulldozer

Definition 3: reduce in worth or character, usually verbally - [verb of emotion]

Samples where take down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She tends to put down younger women colleagues
  • His critics took him down after the lecture

Synonyms for take down in the sense of this definition

(take down is a kind of ...) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

"He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"

(... is a kind of take down ) lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation

"She reduced her niece to a servant"

(... is a kind of take down ) deprive of human qualities

"Life in poverty has dehumanized them"

Definition 4: move something or somebody to a lower position - [verb of motion]

Samples where take down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take down the vase from the shelf

Synonyms for take down in the sense of this definition

(take down is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of take down ) lower and bring partially inboard

"reef the sailboat's mast"

(... is a kind of take down ) lower (prices or markets)

"The glut of oil depressed gas prices"

(... is a kind of take down ) lower briefly

"She dipped her knee"

(... is a kind of take down ) lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow

"She inclined her head to the student"

(take down causes ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

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