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send away

1.
Also,send off.
2.
Dispatch someone or something, as in We send the children away to camp every summer, or I sent off that letter last week. The first term dates from the first half of the 1500s, the variant from the late 1700s.
3.
Order an item, as in I sent away for those gloves last month but they haven't arrived yet . Also see send for , def. 2.
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  • send away Ducorneau somewhere, Beausire, while I finish this fellow.

    The Queen's Necklace

    Alexandre Dumas pre
  • In some cases, it may be advisable to send away the new hive.

  • He said, sir, as how you were not to send away the carriage.

    Clarence Bret Harte
  • I reckon, when I send away this letter, he will be just got into the House of Commons.

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift
  • It were now a desirable life to send away our love to heaven.

    Letters of Samuel Rutherford Samuel Rutherford
  • But deign to send away these demons that are there, ready to devour me.

  • Bristol doth every year send away a shipload at least of such.

    For Faith and Freedom Walter Besant
  • It was not his fault that the servants she had made him send away had been saucy to her.

    Missy Miriam Coles Harris
  • "It's only mother dreaming about one of the servants we have had to send away," she said.

    The Soul Stealer Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

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