Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 00:22

sent to the Tower

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Tower of London, a famous prison.

VerbEdit

sent to the Tower

  1. simple past tense and past participle of send to the tower
  2. (UK, colloquial) imprisoned; punished.

Usage notesEdit

  • Almost exclusively used in the past tense; “send to the Tower” is virtually unknown. “Tower” is capitalized, as it is a proper noun, referring to “The Tower (of London)”.