takedown

or take-down

[ teyk-doun ]
/ ˈteɪkˌdaʊn /

adjective

made or constructed so as to be easily dismantled or disassembled.
Finance. takeout (def. 8).

noun

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Origin of takedown

First recorded in 1890–95; adj., noun use of verb phrase take down
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British Dictionary definitions for takedown

take down

verb (tr, adverb)

to record in writing
to dismantle or tear downto take down an old shed
to lower or reduce in power, arrogance, etc (esp in the phrase to take down a peg)

adjective take-down

made or intended to be disassembled
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Idioms and Phrases with takedown

take down

1

Bring from a higher position to a lower one, as in After the sale they took down all the signs. [c. 1300]

2

Take apart, dismantle, as in They took down the scaffolding. [Mid-1500s]

3

Humble or humiliate; see take down a notch.

4

Record in writing, as in Please take down all these price quotations. [Early 1700s]

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