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send down

1. To cause, compel, instruct, or direct someone or something to travel to some lower location or level. A noun or pronoun can be used between "send" and "down." The team at reception was having trouble with the internet, so I sent down someone from the IT department to help them. We started sending our tools down from the roof once we were finished repairing the tiles.
2. To cause, compel, instruct, or direct someone or something to travel to some other place or location, whether or not it is physically lower than the origin. A noun or pronoun can be used between "send" and "down." The FBI is sending down a team to investigate the disturbance. Hi Sarah, could you please send Tom down to my office for his annual review?
3. To be suspended or expelled from one's university. Often used in passive constructions. Primarily heard in UK. The university sent down the two students who had participated in the prank. I worked so hard to get into Cambridge that I never did drugs, drank in the dorms, or participated in anything that could result in my being sent down.
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send someone or something down

to dispatch someone or something to some place on a lower level. They wanted someone downstairs to help with the moving, so I sent John down. I sent down John to help.
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send down

Suspend or dismiss from a university, principally a British one. For example, He's done very poorly ever since he was sent down from Oxford. [Mid-1800s]
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send down

v. Chiefly British
To suspend or dismiss someone from a university: The university sent the students down for stealing supplies. They sent down two of the students for cheating.
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We had to tell them it could turn into a medical emergency so they better send someone down."
"We want them to have the knowledge on how to handle that situation, but you don't send someone down a ramp to have a brake failure on the equipment."Bubba said.
Send someone down once in a while to the skatepark and start handing out tickets.
Despite ringing the bell and getting confirmation that they would send someone down to see us, they didn't, but as soon as we left and were turning the corner, they sent the office girls and security guard out to remove the balloons tied to the railings.
Why?" "I need to send someone down right away to get his signature on these forms."
But when the store owners in question immediately called the ATF, reporting "I've got a suspicious character here; I'll keep him busy if you'll send someone down to arrest him," the BATF agents didn't reply.
"We haven't had the chance to go and watch Torpoint because we can't afford to send someone down there.
When Matsuzaka is activated, Boston will stay with 12 pitchers, so the Sox will have to release someone, send someone down, or put another arm on the DL.
"We've been talking about trying to send someone down to Cardiff this week so we can have a look at what the wicket preparation looks like," the Herald Sun quoted Ponting, as saying.
"It was only after I called Kirklees Environmental Health on Monday that Connect Housing decided to send someone down here."
If she couldn't go down for any reason, she would send someone down for her.
"We had to send someone down to check whether the tide was in before we could train there.
The only thing they ever did was to send someone down with a broom once in a blue moon to sweep the dirt aside."
"If you send someone down a gravel road for 20 to 30 miles, it tear ups their car pretty well.
"Send someone down to your cellar and fetch up a bottle of this," says the bold Floyd.