send down - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] British informal
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.

See also main entry: send