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To remove something from a wall or similar vertical surface to which it is fixed.

He took down the picture and replaced it with the framed photograph.

Additional definitions for 'take down':

take downTo remove something from a hanging position.
take downTo write a note. Usually to record something that is said.
take downTo remove a temporary structure such as scaffolding.
take downTo lower an item of clothing without removing it.
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