send

v. (past and past part. sent)
1 tr. a order or cause to go or be conveyed (send a message to headquarters; sent me a book; sends goods all over the world). b propel; cause to move (send a bullet; sent him flying). c cause to go or become (send into raptures; send to sleep). d dismiss with or without force (sent her away; sent him about his business).
2 intr. send a message or letter (he sent to warn me).
3 tr. (of God, providence, etc.) grant or bestow or inflict; bring about; cause to be (send rain; send a judgement; send her victorious!).
4 tr. sl. affect emotionally, put into ecstasy.
Phrases and idioms:
send away for send an order to a dealer for (goods). send down Brit.
1 rusticate or expel from a university.
2 sentence to imprisonment.
3 Cricket bowl (a ball or an over).
send for
1 summon.
2 order by post.
send in
1 cause to go in.
2 submit (an entry etc.) for a competition etc.
send off
1 get (a letter, parcel, etc.) dispatched.
2 attend the departure of (a person) as a sign of respect etc.
3 Sport (of a referee) order (a player) to leave the field and take no further part in the game. send-off n. a demonstration of goodwill etc. at the departure of a person, the start of a project, etc. send off for = send away for. send on transmit to a further destination or in advance of one's own arrival. send a person to Coventry see COVENTRY. send up 1 cause to go up.
2 transmit to a higher authority.
3 Brit. colloq. satirize or ridicule, esp. by mimicking.
4 US sentence to imprisonment. send-up n. Brit. colloq. a satire or parody. send word send information.
Derivatives:
sendable adj. sender n.
Etymology: OE sendan f. Gmc

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