Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “send sb down”

See all translations

send sb down

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with send   /send/ (sent, sent) us  

(PRISON)

UK ( US send sb up) informal to send someone to prison: He was sent down for armed robbery. She was sent down for three years.

(COLLEGE)

UK old-fashioned to ask someone to leave a college or university before the end of the course because they have done something wrong: She was sent down from Oxford for taking drugs.
Translations of “send sb down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 監獄, 將(某人)關入監獄…
in Chinese (Simplified) 监狱, 将(某人)关入监狱…
(Definition of send sb down from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of send sb down?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

work out

to exercise in order to improve the strength or appearance of your body

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

bio-inspiration noun

April 13, 2015
the adoption of patterns and structures found in nature for the purposes of engineering, manufacturing, science, etc. The MIT researchers actually aren’t the only robotics team to turn to cheetahs for bio-inspiration.

Read More