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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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Since then the plan has gone down to defeat two more times.
The Dawgs started off great this season by beating Missouri State and Northern Iowa, but have gone down to defeat now three times in a row: at Drake, home versus Valparaiso and, most recently, at Redbird Arena in a crushing, last-second, 59-58 loss to Illinois State Tuesday.
At the time it initially seemed their hopes had been dashed, until learning Cardiff Met had gone down to defeat 16-3 at Bridgend Athletic on the same afternoon to ensure the status quo in the standings.
Consider that Owen has been sponsoring hemp bills since 1998, and they have gone down to defeat every time.
Flintshire, who were without a win having gone down to defeat against Caernarfonshire & Anglesey at Menai Bridge in their curtain-raiser, ended their programme on a high, toppling Montgomeryshire by 124 runs at Connah's Quay.
Brown added: " It is obviously bitterly disappointing to have gone down to defeat to in such manner, but is rates as the 'best' loss we have had since I have been here.
Mohammad-Reza Bahonar, the second deputy speaker of the Majlis, said eight or nine of the 21 nominees would have gone down to defeat, rather than just three, without Khamenehi's intervention.
In the past, such efforts have gone down to defeat.
In fact, the last three ballot measures aimed solely at stripping sexual orientation from antidiscrimination laws or, like Amendment 2, at precluding gay rights laws from ever being enacted have gone down to defeat, often by a considerable margin--two in Michigan cities last November and one in Miami--Dade County, Fla., in September.
Despite a massive drive by the Coalition and other Religious Right groups, many of the movement's favored candidates and causes had gone down to defeat at the polls.
There is no consolation for great sportsmen who have fought so hard yet still gone down to defeat.
And even if the Liberal Party had left its mayoral ballot slot blank, he might still have gone down to defeat. A significant number of New Yorkers hate the GOP so much that they would never touch a Republican ballot lever - even though they would vote for the same candidate on the Liberal line.
The last 10 minutes were played almost entirely in the Pooler half and were it not for the cool head and expert defensive kicking of fly-half Byron Hayward, the leaders would have gone down to defeat.
On a seemingly routine procedural vote, the Clinton crime bill had gone down to defeat in the House.
As it was, Aberavon, who have now gone down to defeats in their two Welsh Premiership openers, had to settle for a losing bonus point.