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1 take down

Move something or somebody to a lower position:
— Take down the vase from the shelf.

synonyms: bring down, get down, let down, lower.

Roget 681: not do, not act, not attempt; be inactive etc. 683; abstain from doing, do nothing, hold, spare; not stir, not move, not lift a finger, not lift a foot, ... show more

Roget 932: disapprove; dislike etc. 867; lament etc. 839; object to, take exception to; be scandalized at, think ill of; view with disfavor, view with dark eyes, view with jaundiced eyes; ... show more

Roget 298: eat, feed, fare, devour, swallow, take; gulp, bolt, snap; fall to; despatch, dispatch; discuss; take down, ... show more

Dutch: afzinken, neerlaten

2 take down

Reduce in worth or character, usually verbally.

synonyms: degrade, demean, disgrace, put down.

Roget 879: be humble etc. adj.; deign, vouchsafe, condescend; humble oneself, demean oneself; stoop, stoop to conquer; carry coals; submit etc. 725; ... show more

Roget 551: record; put on record, place on record; chronicle, calendar, hand down to posterity; keep up the memory etc. (remember) 505; commemorate etc. (celebrate) ... show more

Dutch: behandelen, onderuithalen, vernederen

3 take down

Tear down so as to make flat with the ground.

synonyms: dismantle, level, pull down, rase, raze, tear down.

Roget 308: depress, lower, let down, take down, let down a peg, take down a peg; cast; let drop, let fall; sink, debase, bring low, abase, reduce, ... show more

Dutch: afbreken, neerhalen, slechten, slopen, uitkrabben

4 take down

Make a written note of.

synonym: note.

Dutch: aantekenen

Moby thesaurus: abase, abash, admonish, bear down, beat down, blow down, blow over, book, bowl down, bowl over, break down, bring down, bring low, bring to book, bulldog, bulldoze, burn down, calendar, call to account, carve ... show more.

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