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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.


Synonymsnote


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


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









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