send down


sent down; sending down; sends down

transitive verb

: to suspend or expel from a university

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Since teams can only send down players that were not on the NHL roster at the deadline, the Stars assigned Sekera to Texas temporarily at the deadline before recalling him afterwards. Dallas News, 22 Mar. 2022 The developer, Hydrostor, will drill three shafts thousands of feet below ground, and send down miners to dig out a series of rows and columns. Sammy Rothstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 12 Jan. 2023 There’s also the possibility that teams out of contention might sit or send down a starring young player to avoid having to grant an extra year of service time. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Jan. 2022 At 6-7, 270 pounds, Washington is powerful enough to block like a tackle and nimble enough to send down the seam. Ralph D. Russo,, 7 Jan. 2023 If Wedgewood is to miss any time, the Stars will likely send down Matěj Blümel to create cap space to recall goaltender Matt Murray from AHL affiliate Texas. Dallas News, 17 Nov. 2022 The cities of Bountiful and Santa Clara will send down crews to help NTUA with electric connections. The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Apr. 2022 There always was a call to make, a meeting to take, a player to call up or send down, bring in or ship out. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 11 Feb. 2022 Considering second baseman Willi Castro will continue playing left field, Victor Reyes could be the odd man out if the team decides to send down an outfielder. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 21 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of send down was in 1848

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Cite this Entry

“Send down.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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