1. (amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position
    a takedown counts two points
  2. a crushing remark
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How To Use takedown In A Sentence

  • This is immorality in provoking a war. (the takedown of the brutal dictator was an afterthought only dragged up reluctantly to a primary purpose up after the first two reasons were convincingly shown to be false after the invasion). Balkinization
  • When you get close, we may want to let the GIGN handle the takedown. THE SHADOWS OF POWER
  • You are a crack shot issuing DMCA takedown orders, I believe?" said the pirate, insinuatingly. Shakespeare Help Needed
  • Both are hysterical takedowns of vlogger culture. Times, Sunday Times
  • In the December, '02 issue of GUNS Magazine, we ran a story on the Savage model 30 Favorite including a simple modification to make it into a takedown rifle.
  • The most common takedowns come mainly from freestyle wrestling.
  • Now the same company has announced a takedown version of the Winchester Model 1892 lever gun, and I can't wait to get my hands on one for test firing.
  • Examples of advanced laparoscopic procedures include splenectomies, colostomy takedowns, colectomies, and Nissen fundoplications.
  • I would like to join my colleague Geoff Pullum in celebrating Jan Freeman's superb takedown of that mangiest of stuffed owls, Strunk and White's inescapable The Elements of Style, which has just undergone its latest restuffing, this time with illustrations by Maira Kalman it's been taxidermized more often than Lenin's corpse. Languagehat.com: FRANKENSTRUNK.
  • As crime sagas go, a scheme rigged by a sophisticated cartel of global traders has all the right blockbuster elements: clandestine movements of illegal substances through a network of co-operatives in Asia, a German conglomerate, jet-setting executives, doctored laboratory reports, high-profile takedowns and fearful turncoats. Honey Laundering Conspiracy Is Largest Food Fraud In U.S. History
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