To approve, ratify, or allow something to pass or proceed through an official organized vote. Their party has been trying to vote through a number of tax reforms for the past 10 years. There's no way congress would vote such a contentious bill through at a time like this.
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vote something through
to get something through a set of procedures by voting in favor of it. They were not able to vote the bill through. They voted through the bill.
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To sanction, ratify, or approve something by voting: The Senate unanimously voted through the reforms. Legislators are voting through a bill banning smoking in most public spaces.
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