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An industrial city in central England
{i} city in central England
If people send you to Coventry, they avoid speaking to you whenever they meet you, as a way of punishing you for something that you have done. send sb to Coventry to refuse to speak to someone in order to punish them, show disapproval etc. City and metropolitan borough (pop., 2001: 300,844), central England. The city was the home of Lady Godiva who, with her husband, founded a Benedictine abbey there in 1043. It was probably the centre of the presentation of the Coventry mystery plays in the 15th-16th centuries. During World War II, heavy bombing by the Germans left the town severely damaged. The spire of the 15th-century St. Michael's Cathedral and its ruined nave stand beside the new cathedral built in 1962. Chief industries are motor vehicle manufacturing and telecommunications
A town in the county of Warwick, England
an industrial city in central England; devastated by air raids during World War II; remembered as the home of Lady Godiva in the 11th century
the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent); "the association should get rid of its elderly members--not by euthanasia, of course, but by Coventry"
send to Coventry
To ostracize, or systematically ignore someone

The group decided to send the unpopular members to Coventry.

sent to Coventry
Simple past tense and past participle of send to Coventry

Julie, the staff, carrying on like that. … Not speaking to you. They've sent you to Coventry.

send to Coventry
seize, repossess, confiscate



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    /ˈkəvəntrē/ /ˈkʌvəntriː/


    [ 'k&-v&n-trE also ] (noun.) 1765. Coventry, England.

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