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English verb: take down

1. take down (motion) move something or somebody to a lower position

SamplesTake down the vase from the shelf.

Synonymsbring down, get down, let down, lower

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)depress, dip, incline, reef

Causecome down, descend, fall, go down

Antonymslift, elevate, raise, get up, bring up

2. take down (emotion) reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

SamplesShe tends to put down younger women colleagues.
His critics took him down after the lecture.

Synonymsdegrade, demean, disgrace, put down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)abase, chagrin, humble, humiliate, mortify

Narrower (hyponym)dehumanise, dehumanize, reduce

3. take down (creation) tear down so as to make flat with the ground

SamplesThe building was levelled.

Synonymsdismantle, level, pull down, rase, raze, tear down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)destroy, destruct

Narrower (hyponym)bulldoze

Antonymserect, put up, set up, rear, raise

4. take down (communication) make a written note of

SamplesShe noted everything the teacher said that morning.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)get down, put down, set down, write down

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