take|down


take|down
take|down «TAYK DOWN», noun, adjective.
–n.
1. the act of taking down.
2. the fact of being taken down.
3. a rifle or similar firearm that can be taken apart and reassembled readily.
4. the nut, bolt, joint, or other piece, between its parts.
5. Wrestling. the act or process of forcing an opponent to the mat.
6. Informal. the act of humiliating or condition of being humiliated.
–adj.
easy to take apart and put back together; collapsible.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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