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"vote sth down" in British English

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vote sth down

phrasal verb with vote uk /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 was voted down.

to show that you do not like or agree with something on the internet by clicking on a symbol such as an arrow or thumb pointing down:

Users tend to vote down any rude or juvenile comments.

(Definition of “vote sth down” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vote sth down" in Business English

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vote sth down

phrasal verb with vote uk /vəʊt/ us verb [ I or T ] GOVERNMENT, MEETINGS

to stop something such as a law or plan by voting against it:

Shareholders voted down three pay-related proposals.

(Definition of “vote sth down” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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