HyperDic: take_down

English > 4 senses of the expression take down:
VERBmotiontake down, lower, let down, get down, bring downmove something or somebody to a lower position
emotiontake down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put downreduce in worth or character, usually verbally
creationtake down, level, raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, pull downtear down so as to make flat with the ground
communicationtake down, notemake a written note of
English > take down: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove something or somebody to a lower position.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"take down the vase from the shelf"
Synonymslower, let down, get down, bring down
Cause todescend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
Narrowerdepresslower (prices or markets)
diplower briefly
inclinelower or bend (the head or upper body) , as in a nod or bow
reeflower and bring partially inboard
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Oppositeraise, lift, elevate, get up, bring upRaise from a lower to a higher position
Spanisharriar, bajarse, bajar
Catalanabaixar-se, abaixar, arriar, baixar, calar
English > take down: 4 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningReduce in worth or character, usually verbally.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsdegrade, disgrace, demean, put down
Narrowerdehumanize, dehumanisedeprive of human qualities
reducelower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation
Broaderhumiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abaseCause to feel shame
Spanishdegradarse, degradar, deshonrarse, deshonrar, envilecer
Catalandegradar-se, degradar, deshonrar-se, deshonrar, envilanir, envilir
Nounstakedowna crushing remark
English > take down: 4 senses > verb 3, creation
Meaningtear down so as to make flat with the ground.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymslevel, raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, pull down
Narrowerbulldozeflatten with or as if with a bulldozer
Broaderdestroy, destructDo away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
Oppositeraise, erect, rear, set up, put upConstruct, build, or erect
Spanisharrasar, desarticular, desmantelar, igualar
Catalanarrasar, desarticular, igualar, talar
English > take down: 4 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningmake a written note of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymnote
Broaderwrite down, set down, get down, put downput down in writing
Spanishanotar, apuntar
Catalananotar, apuntar

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