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Origin of send-up
Words nearby send-up
Definition for send up (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), sent, send·ing.
- to transmit (a signal).
- to transmit (an electromagnetic wave or the like) in the form of pulses.
verb (used without object), sent, send·ing.
- to produce; bear; yield: plants sending forth new leaves.
- to dispatch out of a country as an export.
- to issue, as a publication: They have sent forth a report to the stockholders.
- to emit or discharge: The flowers sent forth a sweet odor.
- to distribute; issue.
- to send on the way; dispatch: They sent out their final shipment last week.
- to order delivery: We sent out for coffee.
- to release or cause to go upward; let out.
- Informal. to sentence or send to prison: He was convicted and sent up for life.
- to expose the flaws or foibles of through parody, burlesque, caricature, lampoon, or other forms of satire: The new movie sends up merchants who commercialize Christmas.
Origin of send1
SYNONYMS FOR send
OTHER WORDS FROM sendsend·a·ble, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sendscend send
British Dictionary definitions for send up (1 of 3)
verb (tr, adverb)
British Dictionary definitions for send up (2 of 3)
verb sends, sending or sent
Derived forms of sendsendable, adjectivesender, noun
Word Origin for send
British Dictionary definitions for send up (3 of 3)
verb, noun sends, sending or sent
Idioms and Phrases with send up
Put in prison, as in He'll be sent up for at least ten years. [Mid-1800s]
Cause to rise, as in The emissions sent up by that factory are clearly poisonous. [Late 1500s]
Satirize, make a parody of, as in This playwright has a genius for sending up suburban life. [First half of 1900s]
send up a trial balloon. See trial balloon.