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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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2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Ohio on the verge of defunding Planned Parenthood and U.
APHA showed its continued support for Planned Parenthood as the organization faced efforts toward federal and state defunding.
Texas Alliance for Life is not asking for a government shutdown over the issue of defunding Planned Parenthood," executive director Joe Pojman said in a statement.
Shortsighted public policies, like defunding critical health services, won't do anything to help us compete for business and workers.
One is to insist that no more money go to Planned Parenthood and cause a government shutdown (which won't result in actually defunding Planned Parenthood).
Defend Israel by Defunding Palestinian Foreign Aid Act of 2015," calls on an immediate halt on all funding to the PA until the PA withdraws its request to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) which was approved by the UN, as it allows the PA to join the court on April 1.
THE HOUSE Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies put forth a fiscal year 2014 bill supporting some of our priorities while defunding others.
Defunding ObamaCare did not really require an active decision by the House of Representatives.
Cruz scolded his fellow Republicans as the "surrender caucus" and closet supporters of ObamaCare because they wouldn't support his strategy to tie a vote to fund the government to defunding ObamaCare.
House Republicans appeared to be shifting their demands, de-emphasizing their previous insistence on defunding the health care overhaul in exchange for re-opening the government.
As he won support on the right and among several dozen House conservatives, Speaker John Boehner agreed to include the Obamacare defunding provision in a bill to keep the government running past Tuesday.
The first government shutdown in 17 years took place because House of Representatives Republicans repeatedly made funding for government operations for the new fiscal year contingent on defunding, delaying or dismantling Obamacare.