takedown :

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  • n  (amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position
    a takedown counts two points
  • n  a crushing remark

  • Jonathan Chait has written an epic and perfectly Chaitian takedown of Naomi Klein for The New Republic (nothing else he writes will ever be as perfectly Chaitian as his takedown of .
  • Lo Piccolo's takedown shuffles the deck in the organization, but hardly eradicates it.
  • However, The Daily Show's original takedown attacked him (and CNBC at large) for giving crappy financial advice.
News & Articles


  • Foxy Brown in Washington Post
    The officer had to "use a takedown maneuver to gain control" of Brown, according to the report.
  • Diego Velázquez in ESPN
    I trained hard for this fight, for the stand-up part of it,Velasquez said. "We were planning on pushing the pace wherever we could. Stay on the outside, work the stand-up, and, when the takedown was there, take it. Just kind of keep him...
  • Stephan Bonnar in Toronto Sun
    I'm not too worried that he's going to submit me,Bonnar said. "I've trained my jiu jitsu diligently and my submission defence. Actually, I've really trained my wrestling and takedown defence for this one, too. So it's not going to be easy...

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