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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…
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