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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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My source claims that the fashion designer is sending someone down to Mel's Brutally Honest Evening at Leeds Grand Theatre tonight to see if there are any outrageous outbursts.
"In modern times, there has never been a judge attacked for sending someone down. It's just not the way it happens here."
"In modern times, there has never been a judge attacked for sending someone down, a prosecuting solicitor, or anybody.
I was just talking about sending someone down to explore new product options in Mexico.
I'll be sending someone down to the stalls to help," Head said.
She added: "We would like to say sorry for the distress and will be sending someone down to have a look at the damage.
DT: Although I've Yet to hear a Balenciaga story to rival that of Charles James sending someone down to 14th Street to get a Latin boy to cut on because the woman he was designing for was simply built wrong.
The Dons fans are totally disheartened these days - they couldn't even be bothered sending someone down to Ibrox on Sunday night to attack Andy Cameron.
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