send away

Also, send off.

1

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.

2

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.


Nearby words

  1. senatorial,
  2. senatorial courtesy,
  3. senatorial district,
  4. senatus consultum,
  5. send,
  6. send down,
  7. send flying,
  8. send for,
  9. send in,
  10. send off

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