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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theytake down
he/she/ittakes down
present participletaking down
past tensetook down
past participletaken down
  1. 4
    informal to hit or shoot someone so that they fall down
  2. 5
    take someone down British to remove a prisoner from the place where they stand in a court
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to criticise someone devastatingly so that it is difficult for them to recover

    Barack Obama just took down Donald Trump

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 28/07/2016
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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