send down

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send down (third-person singular simple present sends down, present participle sending down, simple past and past participle sent down)

  1. (transitive, Britain, Ireland) To suspend or expel (an undergraduate) from university.
    He was sent down from Oxford for theft.
  2. (cricket) To bowl.
  3. (transitive, slang) To commit (someone) to a prison term.
    Eventually she was caught, and sent down for twelve years.
  4. (baseball) To demote a player within the levels of professional baseball.
    After performing poorly for the first month of the season, he was sent down to the minor leagues.