send [ send ] (past tense and past participle sent [ sent ] ) verb transitive ***
1. ) to mail a letter or package to someone:
I sent the letters yesterday, so they should arrive today.
send someone something: I'll send you a copy of the report.
send something to someone: I forgot to send a birthday card to Amy.
send something by mail/airmail etc.: I think it's too heavy to send by airmail.
a ) to arrange for something to be taken to a place:
send something to something: The government is sending food supplies to the stricken island.
b ) to arrange for a store or organization to deliver something to a person or place:
I must remember to send Helen some flowers for her birthday.
send someone something: He sent me a lovely bouquet.
send something to someone/something: You can have the books sent direct to your home.
c ) to arrange for a message to be delivered to a person by e-mail:
I'll send you an e-mail with all the details.
Did you get that message I sent you?
2. ) to put soldiers or military equipment in a place, especially because there is a war:
Two navy warships have been sent to the area.
Officials are sending troops to stop the takeover.
Last week, their government sent 30 fighter jets.
Once again young men are being sent into battle.
a ) to arrange for someone to go to a place to do a job:
The company has promised to send an engineer tomorrow.
send someone to something: Each country will send two delegates to the conference.
send someone to do something: They've sent a team of doctors to help with the rescue efforts.
b ) to force someone to go somewhere using an official order:
Opponents of the regime are either killed or sent into exile.
Most of the refugees will be sent back home.
c ) to make arrangements for someone to go to a place to study:
When she was twelve, her parents sent her to school in Switzerland.
His parents couldn't afford to send him to college.
3. ) to make someone move or fall suddenly:
A fire in the casino sent people fleeing for safety.
a ) to make something fall or move suddenly through the air:
A careless step sent rocks tumbling down on the climbers below.
b ) to make someone feel a particular emotion:
She said no, which sent him into a terrible sulk.
c ) to make something happen:
Concerns about the economy have sent share prices tumbling today.
4. ) to allow a substance such as smoke or something made by a chemical process to escape into the atmosphere:
Forest fires sent up smoke for miles around.
Dangerous chemical fumes were sent out by the explosion.
send chills up/down someone's spine
to make someone feel very frightened or excited:
Grandfather's ghost stories sent chills up my spine.
send your love
to express your friendly thoughts or love for someone through another person:
Anna and the kids send their love.
Please send my love to Stuart.
send a/the message (that)
if a group of people sends a particular message, they publicly show other people how they feel about something:
Not helping these people will send the message that we don't care.
We don't want to send the wrong messages to our young people.
send someone packing INFORMAL
to make someone leave a place
send shock waves through something
to upset a lot of people:
His arrest yesterday sent shock waves through the community.
,send a`way phrasal verb transitive
to order someone to leave a place:
His lawyer was sent away by the security guards.
,send a`way for phrasal verb transitive
send away for something to write to a person or organization asking them to send something to you:
I've sent away for details about the cruise.
,send `back phrasal verb transitive
to return something that is not satisfactory:
If you're not happy with it, you can always send it back.
,send `down phrasal verb transitive BRITISH INFORMAL
to send someone to prison
`send for phrasal verb transitive
1. ) send for someone to ask for someone to come to you:
I think we should send for a doctor.
2. ) send for something to arrange for something to come to you or be delivered to you:
In the end we had to send for an ambulance.
I've sent for their latest catalog.
,send `in phrasal verb transitive
1. ) to arrange for people or equipment to go to a place:
Government forces were sent in to fight the rebellion.
2. ) to send a letter or document to an organization:
Entry forms must be sent in by December 21.
Keep sending your letters and suggestions in to this station.
,send `off phrasal verb transitive
1. ) to mail something to someone:
I must get the package sent off tomorrow.
2. ) to arrange for someone to go somewhere:
We've sent the children off to the zoo for the afternoon.
,send `out phrasal verb transitive
1. ) to send a lot of copies of the same document to a large number of people:
We sent out 300 invitations to our gallery opening.
2. ) to allow a substance such as smoke or chemicals to escape into the atmosphere:
The factory sends out toxic gases into the surrounding countryside.
,send `out for phrasal verb transitive INFORMAL
send out for something to order something and ask for it to be delivered to you:
I don't feel like cooking let's send out for pizza.
,send `up phrasal verb transitive INFORMAL
1. ) AMERICAN to send someone to prison:
He was sent up for 10 years.
2. ) to make someone seem silly by pretending to speak or behave like them

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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