(tr, adverb) to decide against or defeat in a vote: the bill was voted down
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How to use vote down in a sentence
The man did not know who he was, but begged him to write his vote down on the shell, for he had never even learned to read.The Story of the Greeks | H. A. Guerber
Can it be that forty English freemen can't vote down twelve masters?The Landing of the Pilgrims | Henry Fisk Carlton
He must have been disgusted that the Burgesses were too cowardly to vote down a resolution requesting the governor not to resign.Bacon's Rebellion, 1676 | Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker
Meanwhile the gang sits smilingly by, under instructions to vote down all amendments.Chicago, Satan's Sanctum | L. O. Curon
We believe now that we shall be able to defeat action, if not vote down the measure.Letters and Literary Memorials of Samuel J. Tilden, v. 2 | Samuel J. Tilden
Other Idioms and Phrases with vote down
Defeat a candidate or measure, as in The new amendment was voted down by a narrow margin. This idiom was first recorded in 1642.
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