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English verb: vote down

1. vote down (social) thwart the passage of

SamplesKill a motion.
He shot down the student's proposal.

Synonymsdefeat, kill, shoot down, vote out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)blackball, negative, veto

2. vote down (social) vote against

SamplesThe faculty turned thumbs down on the candidate for the Dean position.

Synonymsturn thumbs down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)vote

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