take down (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb take down (1).

Meaning: If you take down a large structure, you dismantle it, or separate it into the parts from which it was assembled.

Synonym: dismantle

For example:

  • take down sth Taking down the tent was much easier than putting it up.

  • take sth down The local council has ordered us to take our billboard down.

Nouns often used as objects with take down (1): tent, scaffolding, billboard, fence, awning, sign, net

Quick Quiz:

The workers will take the scaffolding down

a. after they've finished the building

b. before they start building

c. while they're using it

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Contributor: Matt Errey