He took down a heavy brown volume from his shelves.
The first thing Pooh did was to go to the cupboard to see if he had quite a small jar of honey left; and he had, so he took it down.
«I have a small locker trunk in my room», I said. «Will you help take it down, Piani?»
Now the dwarves took down mail and weapons from the walls, and armed themselves.
…and I would put the key in the door and open it and go in and then take down the telephone and ask them to send a bottle of capri bianca in a silver bucket full of ice…
The time-traveler in the book went back to Bible times to find out one thing in particular: Whether or not Jesus had really died on the cross, or whether he had been taken down while still alive, whether he had really gone on living.
разбирать, разбираться (на части).
They’s on’y four cylinders to these here ol' Dodges. I took one down one time.
It lurched forward with a bellowing roar and this time it took down the main support to the left of what had been the window. That section of the roof fell in with a grinding crash. Plaster dust billowed up. The dozer pulled free.