go down to defeat

go down to defeat

To lose to an opponent. The team refused to go down to defeat and tied the score in the third period.
See also: defeat, down, go
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In-form Pontypridd probably have the best, albeit slim, hope of the three chasing sides and this afternoon they welcome Cardiff to Sardis Road where a victory will make it six on the bounce and keep the pressure on rivals Merthyr should they go down to defeat at RGC.
But House conferees accepted their Senate colleagues' request to revive the repeal, only to have the measure go down to defeat by the full House.
Final unofficial returns show the Siuslaw measure lost by only 8 percentage points, 3,179 to 2,804, one of 13 school bond levies around the state to go down to defeat. Eleven others passed, including three in Lane County: Junction City, Mapleton and South Lane in Cottage Grove.
Then, while both parties claim victory, taxpayers will go down to defeat once again.
In Division Four, West Denton were unlucky to go down to defeat at Corbridge United.
The Brummies romped to their second win of the season at Sheffield, and while their aggregate progression in the Knockout Cup was in no doubt after their 63-25 first-leg win, many expected their battered and bruised line-up to go down to defeat on the night.
After all, did not the same James go down to defeat at the Battle of the Boyne at the hands of that great Belfast hero, William of Orange?
Stourbridge appeared to have earned a draw when Ben Harvey converted a last-gasp try by centre Joe Ewins, only to go down to defeat from the last kick of the game.
Barring another terrorist attack or the apprehension of Osama bin Laden or extreme electoral shenanigans, Bush will probably go down to defeat in November.
The second, if by some strange confluence of events he is, I shall have delayed payment by almost two years, and I will be either completely broke or the stock market will have bounced back on the news that George Bush is likely to go down to defeat in the 2004 election year and I shall be able to afford my folly.
Lazio's only hope is to win and hope for Roma to lose, and Juventus to draw or go down to defeat. In that case, there would be a play-off between the two Rome clubs.
In the past few years, both Massachusetts and Florida have seen such measures go down to defeat: Petrochemical companies gave more than $2 million to finance a last-minute TV blitz that defeated Proposition 3 in Massachusetts, and Florida's 1992 bottle bill lost by a slim margin, after intense efforts by lobbyists for resin manufacturers and industry consortia.
While watching the Oregon Duck football team go down to defeat Saturday night, I was surprised to see Bralon Addison make a slashing gesture across his throat.
TEAM BEDWAS LLANDOVERY 22 19 LLANDOVERY surrendered a seemingly comfortable 16-5 lead to go down to defeat through a last-gasp penalty from Bedwas fly-half Richard Powell.
Brendan Rodgers watches his Swansea side go down to defeat at Leicester Swansea goalkeeper Dorus de Vries shows his disappointment after Darius Vassell's winner for Leicester at the Walkers Stadium on Monday