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English noun: takedown

1. takedown (event) (amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position

SamplesA takedown counts two points.

Broader (hypernym)fall, pin

Part meronymwrestling match

Domain categorygrappling, rassling, wrestling

2. takedown (communication) a crushing remark

Synonymsput-down, squelch, squelcher

Broader (hypernym)derision

Domain usagecolloquialism

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