Definition of Takedown

1. Noun. (amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position. "A takedown counts two points"

Category relationships: Grappling, Rassling, Wrestling
Group relationships: Wrestling Match
Generic synonyms: Fall, Pin

2. Noun. A crushing remark.
Exact synonyms: Put-down, Squelch, Squelcher
Generic synonyms: Derision
Language type: Colloquialism
Derivative terms: Put Down, Squelch, Squelch, Take Down

Definition of Takedown

1. Noun. (slang) A taking down: the arrest of a suspect by a police officer. ¹

2. Noun. (context: 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. ¹

3. Noun. Enforced removal of material from a website, etc. ¹

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Definition of Takedown

1. an article that can be taken apart easily [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Takedown

take umbrage
take up
take up a collection
take up arms
take up the cudgel for
take up the gauntlet
take up with
take upon
take water
take wing
takedown (current term)
takehome pay
taken a hint
taken aback
taken action
taken care
taken charge
taken command
taken control
taken for granted(p)
taken hold

Literary usage of Takedown

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1899)
"I prefer a takedown repeater for an all-round gun. The Winchester 1897 takedown shotgun is hard to beat at the trap or in the field, and has been so popular ..."

2. The American Rifle: A Treatise, a Text Book, and a Book of Practical by Townsend Whelen (1918)
"Press down the take-down screw lock, found under the takedown screw, located at the rear of the receiver, and turn the takedown screw to the left until it ..."

3. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe (1888)
"He swung to the side in an arc, but she swung around behind him like a college wrestler looking for a takedown. He got a glimpse of her face. ..."

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