send down

send down
transitive verb Date: 1848 British to suspend or expel from a university

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • send down — ► send down Brit. 1) expel (a student) from a university. 2) informal sentence to imprisonment. Main Entry: ↑send …   English terms dictionary

  • send down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms send down : present tense I/you/we/they send down he/she/it sends down present participle sending down past tense sent down past participle sent down British informal 1) to send someone to prison He s been… …   English dictionary

  • send down — verb suspend temporarily from college or university, in England • Syn: ↑rusticate • Derivationally related forms: ↑rustication (for: ↑rusticate) • Hypernyms: ↑suspend, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • send down — v. (BE) (D; tr.) ( to expel ) to send down from (he was sent down from Oxford) * * * [ send daʊn] (BE) (D;tr.) ( to expel ) to send down from (he was sent down from Oxford) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • send down —    1. to dismiss from university    The opposite of up, in residence. Usually for misconduct or failure to achieve academic results:     When I was an undergraduate you got sent down if you were caught riveting a dolly. (Sharpe, 1974)    Send… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • send down — 1) PHRASAL VERB: usu passive If a student is sent down from their university or college, they are made to leave because they have behaved very badly. [BRIT] [be V ed P] She wondered if he had been sent down for gambling. (in AM, use be expelled)… …   English dictionary

  • send down — verb a) To expel an undergraduate from university. He was sent down from Oxford for theft. b) To bowl. Eventually she was caught, and sent down for twelve years …   Wiktionary

  • send down — remove; dispatch (to someone making an appeal) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • send — W1S1 [send] v past tense and past participle sent [sent] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(by post etc)¦ 2¦(radio/computer etc)¦ 3¦(person to place)¦ 4 send (somebody) a message/signal 5 send your love/regards/best wishes etc 6¦(cause to move)¦ 7 send… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • send — /send/ verb past tense and past participle sent /sent/ 1 BY POST/RADIO ETC (T) to arrange for something to go or be taken to another place, especially by post: send sb a letter/message/card: Honestly, I get tired of sending Christmas cards. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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