take down

take down  {v.}
1. To write or record (what is said).
I will tell you how to get to the place; you had better take it down.
2. To pull to pieces; take apart.
It will be a big job to take that tree down.
In the evening the campers put up a tent, and the next morning they took it down.
3.  {informal}
To reduce the pride or spirit of; humble.
Bob thought he was a good wrestler, but Henry took him down.
Categories: informal verb