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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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Why was he even in the Middle East, one might ask, sending us down the rabbit hole of an impressive career which includes running an Iraqi province at the age of 30.
I'm sure they will be quite happy to try to play a part in sending us down.
Sadly, we fell at the final hurdle, eventually seeing Crystal Palace burst our hope with a 4-0 thrashing, sending us down into the Championship.
Holt added: "All the talk was about them sending us down but we weren't going to let that happen at our place.
Why won't he change his way of playing when it is sending us down? We don't tackle, we only pass forwards after each defender has touched it 100 times each and the players just aren't trying.
They're sending us down a slippery slope of endless confrontation and bickering at the International Criminal Court or wherever they want to take us.
Word cages I hear the sounds of cowards' lips, Quotations from their laser whips, Their hearts aligned to the thrips, Sending us down in sinking ships.
It's now a great opportunity to stay up, especially as it was so unexpected after actually losing to Derry with that result sending us down," said Gormley.
But they strengthened their squads and got themselves out of trouble." Wright added: "We weren't allowed to do that and that really has affected us by sending us down. We had got a number of players sorted out to play for this club." The City manager said he would like to mastermind a revival and help the club get back into the Football League.
"THANKS Ponty for sending us down," was the chilling cry from a Bridgend fan after Pontypridd registered a comfortable victory.
Curbishley said: "I wouldn't feel sorry if Leicester go down because I remember Sheffield Wednesday sending us down not too long ago.
"So how can I spare a second's thought for Stoke or Manchester City when they are both capable of sending us down if things go wrong?