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take down

[ teyk-doun ]SEE DEFINITION OF take down
  • verbwrite down
  • verbhumble

Synonyms for take down

  • inscribe
  • jot down
  • make a note of
  • minute
  • note
  • note down
  • put on record
  • record
  • set down
  • transcribe
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Antonyms for take down

  • build up
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TAKE DOWN

He excused himself; he feared he was engaged to take down Legard.

Her tries to take down the rifle—­the one as is there on the pegs, sir.

"Let me take down the address, anyway," said he, and took it down.

"I was just tryin' to help Keziah take down her stovepipe," he explained.

“Why, then,” began Mary, and started as if to take down the glass.

May I beg you will take down the details; they are brief, but important.

"Oh, she's comin' out next week," he said, as he rose to take down his valise.

Phil's going to take down that bar we pushed in place, and open up.

"We'll have to take down a lot of signs and change 'em," proposed Ned Allen.

The other way is to speak so slowly that their hearers can take down what they say.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "that which is taken in payment," from take (v.). Sense of "money taken in" by a single performance, etc., is from 1931. Movie-making sense is recorded from 1927. Criminal sense of "money acquired by theft" is from 1888. The verb sense of "to cheat, defraud" is from 1920. On the take "amenable to bribery" is from 1930.

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