from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To remove something from a wall or similar vertical surface to which it is fixed.
- v. To remove something from a hanging position.
- v. To write a note. Usually to record something that is said.
- v. To remove a temporary structure such as scaffolding.
- v. To lower an item of clothing without removing it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. tear down so as to make flat with the ground
- v. move something or somebody to a lower position
- v. reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
- v. make a written note of
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If the general was gone—in this case, Johann Smidt—then maybe, just maybe, Detective Barnes could bluff his way into becoming the new general, at least long enough to take down the suspect.
If it is Florence we take down Vasari and Dante, Lord Lindsay and Mrs. Jamieson, and so on.
When we finally began our shopping the first place we visited was a candy store, and I recall distinctly that we forced the weary proprietor to take down and show us every jar in the place before we spent one penny.
The moon was still bright, and she could see that the sleighing party had stopped to take down the bars of the gate.
I want you to take down the video that has the Scots-Irish night on it.
Can you take down Seneca now, and coolly blow the dust from the leaf-tops?
During dinner he diagrammed a take down of a suspected drug house on the west side of the city scheduled for later that night.
Meanwhile, construction crews were working feverishly to take down a section of the 50-year-old Mulholland Bridge as part of a $1 billion freeway-widening project.
She pushed and elbowed her way to the middle of the table, where the shadchan sat ready with paper and ink to take down the articles of the contract.
That means we'll have these damn shutters till we can take down the greenhouse.