The English phrasal verb TAKE DOWN has the following meanings:
1. Take down = to make notes or write something down
(transitive) When you are listening to person or watching/looking at something and you make notes so that you remember it. Synonyms are record or transcribe.
- The employer took down notes during the interview.
- This will be on the exam. Make sure you take it down.
- Were you able to take down the license plate of the car that hit you?
2. Take down = to remove
(transitive) When you remove or dismantle something, often something that has been hanging up. Synonyms are disassemble or bring down.
- That poster is hideous. Can you please take it down?
- I need to take down the Christmas lights.
- When do you take down your Halloween decorations?
3. Take down = to lower an item of clothing without removing it.
(transitive – informal) to lower an item of clothing (such as pants or skirts) below the waist but without fully removing them. They often are left around the ankles.
- The doctor asked me to take down my trousers so he could see the problem.
- The mother took down the baby’s pants in order to change the diapers.
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