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tr.v. de·fund·ed, de·fund·ing, de·funds
To stop the flow of funds to: "Some days, they wake up with a burning desire to defund the Public Broadcasting System and the National Endowment for the Arts" (Joe Conason).


vb (tr)
1. to remove the funds from (a person, organization, or scheme)
2. archaic to pour down



to withdraw financial support from: to defund a government program.
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I think the American people ought to be alarmed by the massive amount of spending that is in this bill, and we ought to defund sanctuary cities.
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He has spoken about them several times saying both that he would defund them and that he thinks Planned Parenthood has done good work.
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