Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “vote sth down”

See all translations

vote sth down

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with vote   /vəʊt/ us    /voʊt/
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.
Translations of “vote sth down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 投票否決…
in Chinese (Simplified) 投票否决…
(Definition of vote sth down from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of vote sth down?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “vote sth down” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

past participle

the form of a verb, usually made by adding -ed, used in some grammatical structures such as the passive and the present perfect

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More