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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


or take′-down`

  1. constructed to be easily dismantled.

  2. (n.)the act of taking down or being taken down.

  3. a move in wrestling that brings a standing opponent.

    Category: Sports and Games

Princeton's WordNet

  1. takedown(noun)

    (amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position

    "a takedown counts two points"

  2. put-down, squelch, squelcher, takedown(noun)

    a crushing remark


  1. takedown(Noun)

    A taking down: the arrest of a suspect by a police officer.

  2. takedown(Noun)

    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.

  3. takedown(Noun)

    Enforced removal of material from a website, etc.

  4. Origin: A bare nominalization of the verb take down.


  1. Takedown

    In martial arts and combat sports, a takedown is a technique that involves off-balancing an opponent and bringing him or her to the ground, typically with the combatant performing the takedown landing on top. The process of quickly advancing on an opponent and attempting a takedown is known as shooting for a takedown, or simply shooting. Takedowns are usually distinguished from throws by the forward motion and target of advancement; the terms are used interchangeably for techniques. Takedowns are featured in all forms of wrestling and stand-up grappling.


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