sent to the Tower



From the Tower of London, a famous prison.


sent to the Tower

  1. simple past tense and past participle of send to the tower
  2. (Britain, 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)”.
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