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send away

  1. 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.

  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.

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Also, send off .

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Example Sentences

This is why he has not followed advice to send away his brother Ahmed Wali; he owes him.

I doubt it, sire, and I advise you to send away this libertine St. Luc, who is resolved not to amend.

They desire that you will send away those people, and if they wish to have the impostor with them they can carry him.

Now, since my fair-one can neither receive, nor send away letters, I am pretty easy as to this Mrs. Townsend and her employer.

To send away another man, were to harass the sentinels to death—unthrifty misuse for a household.

And you did well; send away this boy, who was awkward enough to tread on Castors paw.


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Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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