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English definition of “vote sth down”

vote sth down

phrasal verb with vote     /vəʊt/ US  /voʊt/ verb [I or T]
to defeat something such as a law or plan by voting against it: The proposal to build a new road through the forest was voted down by the local council .ElectionsRefusing and rejecting
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