vote down


vote down
If people vote down a person or their proposal, they reject that person or proposal, usually as a result of a formal vote.

[V P n (not pron)] The Congress voted down a motion to change the union's structure...

[V n P] If he demands too much, the unions will vote him down.


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  • vote down — index disapprove (reject), fight (counteract) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vote down — verb 1. thwart the passage of (Freq. 1) kill a motion he shot down the student s proposal • Syn: ↑kill, ↑shoot down, ↑defeat, ↑vote out • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

  • vote down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms vote down : present tense I/you/we/they vote down he/she/it votes down present participle voting down past tense voted down past participle voted down to stop or end something as the result of a vote …   English dictionary

  • vote down — verb To defeat (some measure or candidate) by a majority vote. His wife voted down the project the moment he suggested it …   Wiktionary

  • vote down — defeat in a vote The proposal to extend the opening hours of bars was voted down in the election …   Idioms and examples

  • vote down — reject by a majority vote …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vote down — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. put down, decide against, refuse, blackball, veto; see also deny …   English dictionary for students

  • vote — [vōt] n. [LME (Scot) < L votum, a wish, vow < neut. of votus, pp. of vovere, to vow < IE base * ewegwh , to speak solemnly, vow > Sans vāghát, one who vows, Gr euche, a vow, prayer] 1. a) a decision by a group on a proposal,… …   English World dictionary

  • vote — vote1 W3S3 [vəut US vout] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in election/to support)¦ 2 vote somebody into/out of power/office/parliament etc 3¦(choose for prize)¦ 4¦(money)¦ 5 vote something a success/the best etc 6 I vote ... 7 vote with your wallet 8 vote with your …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • vote out — verb thwart the passage of kill a motion he shot down the student s proposal • Syn: ↑kill, ↑shoot down, ↑defeat, ↑vote down • Derivationally related forms: ↑defeat …   Useful english dictionary