to expel from a university, esp permanently
informal to send to prison
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How to use send down in a sentence
Bow Street has now been informed, and will send down by to-night's coach, but I do not think they will make much of the job.A Thin Ghost and Others | M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
And what particular fugitive would you like to send down it now?Castellinaria | Henry Festing Jones
Put wet cloths round his head for the present; I will go and fetch my colleague, and I will send down some ice from the hospital.Condemned as a Nihilist | George Alfred Henty
Did he not send down to parliament that message which denounced his queen a criminal?
As the tide runs out, the little ditches send down runnels of clear water.
Other Idioms and Phrases with send down
Suspend or dismiss from a university, principally a British one. For example, He's done very poorly ever since he was sent down from Oxford. [Mid-1800s]
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