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phrasal verb [transitive] British informal
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present tense
I/you/we/theysend down
he/she/itsends down
present participlesending down
past tensesent down
past participlesent down
  1. 1
    to send someone to prison
    He’s been sent down for five years for forgery.
  2. 2
    be sent down old-fashioned to be ordered to leave a university because you have behaved badly
    Eric was sent down for cheating in examinations.
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