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vote down

vb
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr, adverb) to decide against or defeat in a vote: the bill was voted down.
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Verb1.vote down - thwart the passage ofvote down - thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"
negative, veto, blackball - vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The President vetoed the bill"
2.vote down - vote againstvote down - vote against; "The faculty turned thumbs down on the candidate for the Dean position"
vote - express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote; "He voted for the motion"; "None of the Democrats voted last night"
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PLAID CYMRU would be prepared to vote down a Labour Budget that imposed cuts on the poorest in society, party leader Leanne Wood has stated as she accused Ed Miliband of "arrogantly" rejecting their offer of help to form an "alternative government".
When challenged on whether her party was prepared to vote down a Labour Budget, she said: "(We) would be prepared to vote down a Budget if it was pushing, putting forward more cuts on the backs of the poor.
She told the BBC she may still vote down a Labour Queen's Speech in the event of a narrow election win for Ed Miliband, despite her opposition to David Cameron.
LONDON, Shawwal 25, 1434, Sep 1, 2013, SPA -- The United States and some European states are concerned about the decision by Britain's opposition Labour Party to vote down a government motion that could have paved the way for a strike on Syria, Foreign Secretary William Hague on Sunday, according to Reuters.