vote down


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vote someone or something down

to defeat someone or something in an election. The community voted the proposal down. They voted down the proposal.
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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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vote down

v.
To reject or defeat something by vote: Parliament voted down the amendment. Should we approve this budget plan or vote it down?
See also: down, vote
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BART Management today said it was very disappointed that AFSCME union leaders urged its members to vote down a 22% wage package.
We now have a situation at Westminster, whereby Plaid has colluded with opposition parties and Labour do- gooders, to vote down the single most important piece of legislation on terrorism of this current Parliament, against the advice of the police, and all other national security organisations, and probably most of the public.
It can be summed up as vote down secession, or you'll never see your tax money again.
This stance will mean little, however, if six small Caribbean states continue to vote down whale sanctuaries in favor of undermining restrictions on whaling.
Ahmanson has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission for permission to take the buyout offer directly to shareholders in the event they vote down the Washington Mutual proposal.
On Thursday, union negotiators reiterated that if members vote down the contract offers again, the union will strike Boeing at 9 a.
The City Council is expected to vote down a proposed speed hump program designed to slow down traffic because the plan raises liability issues and is not guaranteed to work, officials said.