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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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Max Cady (Robert De Niro) is a psychotic attacker and when he gets released from prison he sets about hunting down Sam - the man who sent him down. ???
"King got up and threw a big hook at Lewis, but was met with a perfectly placed right hook which sent him down again.
The 37-year-old drowned after the device sent him down an abandoned road.
I sent him down to Con Power a couple of weeks ago, as he's very good at getting horses jumping."
The local police called in the FBI and this programme shows how the unit was able to obtain a full confession which sent him down for 499 years.
PASSENGERS had to tell a train driver he was heading in the wrong direction after a signalling blunder sent him down the wrong track.