takedown

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Etymology[edit]

A bare nominalization of the verb take down.

Noun[edit]

takedown (plural takedowns)

  1. (slang) A taking down: the arrest of a suspect by a police officer.
  2. (martial arts) 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. Enforced removal of material from a website, etc.
    • 2001, Charles H. Kennedy, An introduction to U.S. telecommunications law
      The DMCA also gives the targets of notice-and-takedown complaints a limited opportunity to have access to their materials restored.