go down in defeat

go down in defeat

To lose to an opponent. The team refused to go down in defeat and tied the score in the third period.
See also: defeat, down, go
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go down in defeat

 and go down to defeat
Fig. to submit to defeat; to be defeated. The team went down in defeat again. She fears going down in defeat.
See also: defeat, down, go
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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