sent to the Tower

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Tower of London, a famous prison.

Verb[edit]

sent to the Tower

  1. simple past tense and past participle of send to the tower
  2. (UK, colloquial) imprisoned; punished.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Almost exclusively used in the past tense; “send to the Tower” is virtually unknown. “Tower” is capitalized, as it is a proper noun, referring to “The Tower (of London)”.