take down

1) PHRASAL VERB If you take something down, you reach up and get it from a high place such as a shelf.

[V n P] Alberg took the portrait down from the wall...

[V P n (not pron)] Gil rose and went to his bookcase and took down a volume.

2) PHRASAL VERB If you take down a structure, you remove each piece of it.

[V P n (not pron)] The Canadian army took down the barricades erected by the Indians...

[V n P] They put up the bird table, but it got in everyone else's way so Les tried to take it down.

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3) PHRASAL VERB If you take down a piece of information or statement, you write it down.

[V n P] We've been trying to get back to you, Tom, but we think we took your number down incorrectly...

[V P n (not pron)] I took down his comments in shorthand.

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