from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the capability of being taken down or apart: a takedown rifle; a takedown scaffold.
- n. An article or apparatus that can be taken down or apart.
- n. The mechanism that allows an article or apparatus to be easily taken down.
- n. Sports A move or maneuver in wrestling or the martial arts in which a standing opponent is forced to the floor.
- n. Informal The act of humiliating a person.
- n. Informal An instance of such humiliation: She gave you quite a takedown.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A taking down: the arrest of a suspect by a police officer.
- n. A taking down: an act of bringing one's opponent to the ground by grabbing one or both legs and applying a rearward bending moment.
- n. Enforced removal of material from a website, etc.
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- n. (amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position
- n. a crushing remark
A bare nominalization of the verb take down. (Wiktionary)