to take someone down

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - take someone down

"to take someone down"

to ​defeat or ​kill someone, or to ​stop someone from ​causing ​harm


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - take someone down

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I see the competition is starting to gain significant market share.

Colleague 2:  No problem.  We are going to take them down with our innovative new product launch.

Colleague 1:  What do you mean?

Colleague 2:  Our new product is so revolutionary in the field that it will put our competitors out of business.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - take someone down

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Have you seen the news about the foreign drone aircraft that was flying over US territory?

Friend 2:  Amazing the way the jet fighter just took the drone down.

Friend 1:  Just blew it out of the sky.

to take someone down - Usage:


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to take someone down - Gerund Form:

Taking down the opposing team is the way to win the game.

to take someone down - Examples:

1)  ... to have the ONLY website (or business for that matter) that could take down the almighty Google.

2)  ... ridiculous, big mouthed, drug-addicted, coward who's fat arse couldn't take down a flea.

3)  Beat Auburn in two weeks, then take down Georgia in the SEC title game, and who knows what may be available?

4)  ... teach programming in our schools -- not just because Chinese hackers are going to take down Citibank, ...

5)  ... but I bet it was the Stationer's Guild that wanted to take down Gutenberg.

6)  ... like a handful of protesters getting taken down by fully-outfitted riot police goons at the ...

7)  I'm not saying we take them down tomorrow or even destroy what they have completely, ...

8)  As long as their are terrorist still trying to board planes and take them down TSA will still be around.

9)  I heard an officer say to hit him, hit him, take him down, tase him, ...

10)  Tom wants to take him down once and for all, but Margaret is more reluctant.

11)  We need to start praying for our president and not trying to take him down.

12)  ... we will take you down in an election if you go against us.

13)  ... and I'm glad to hear that whatever it was that managed to take you down, that you are rising above it, and bouncing back stronger than ever.

14)  However, all these stressing activities can take you down

15)  St-Pierre fired with the jab then took him down again with two minutes remaining.

16)  ... launching an arrow at a sniper standing atop a lookout perch. I took him down successfully, ...

17)  The officer pursued the suspect and took him down on the north side of the apartments.

18)  Recently we experienced serious DDoS attack which took us down for several days ...

19)  Some of you want to take someone down out of bitterness and jealousy.

20)  ... it's easier to take someone down when they are a full speed than to take someone down who is going slow ...