go down to defeat


: to fail or lose : to be defeated
The bill went down to defeat in the House.

Examples of go down to defeat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, on the same night, Charles Herbster – the candidate Trump endorsed and for whom Trump held a rally in Nebraska’s GOP gubernatorial primary – lost, becoming the first of the candidates backed by the former president this year to go down to defeat. Paul Steinhauser, Fox News, 18 May 2022 Who predicted the No. 1 seeds in the Southern Section and City Section volleyball playoffs would go down to defeat in the championship matches? Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2022 Rahm and Hatton refused to go down to defeat. USA TODAY, 25 Sep. 2021

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“Go down to defeat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20down%20to%20defeat. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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