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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.
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RUGBY SARACENS25 WORCESTER17 By PAUL BOLTON mail.sport@birminghammail.co.uk WORCESTER gave Saracens an almighty fright before going down to defeat in a titanic struggle in the Premiership at Allianz Park.
But Neil Critchley's side were dominant for the rest of the match and despite Adam Lewis hitting the woodwork twice, Matty Virtue's second-half strike wasn't enough to prevent the Reds going down to defeat.
Heather Watson going down to defeat against Elina Svitolina (below)
THE chances of more than one Welsh region getting into the Champions Cup next season are looking bleaker and bleaker after the Dragons followed the lead of the Ospreys by going down to defeat in Ireland.
The club hierarchy are said to be satisfied with the steadying job performed by veteran coach Curtis and have been made aware of the positive response from players to their spell in charge, despite the side going down to defeat to Manchester United at the weekend and remaining just one place off the Premier League's bottom three.
The win quickly followed a 3-1 loss on the opening day of the season, Wrexham going down to defeat at newly promoted Bromley.
STEVEN GERRARD laid into Liverpool, claiming they were "too soft" after going down to defeat in Switzerland.
The next year, Accardo challenged Dyster in the Democratic primary, going down to defeat. Afterward Accardo switched parties.
Thus Sajjadi got the backing of just 49 percent of those present and voting, going down to defeat.
Also going down to defeat was an amendment that would have required the state to report how many welfare recipients have been in the state lawfully for less than five years as holders of green cards yet are receiving state assistance.
Wales' Luke Charteris and Dan Lydiate look dejected after going down to defeat in Brisbane on Saturday morning
The Conservative score was its lowest since July 2007 and the same as the party achieved when going down to defeat under Michael Howard in the 2005 election.
NUNEATON discovered just how difficult it is to beat Wharfedale on their own patch after going down to defeat.
The club didn't have the best of nights on the recent Plains Farm show, with three newcomers going down to defeat despite plucky displays.
With opinion polls showing the constitution still going down to defeat, the "Yes" campaign became even more desperate and strident, saturating the print and broadcast media with editorials and "news" reports on the dire consequences of a "No" vote.