[ send-awf, -of ]
/ ˈsɛndˌɔf, -ˌɒf /
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a demonstration of good wishes for a person setting out on a trip, career, or other venture: They gave him a rousing send-off at the pier.
a start given to a person or thing.



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Origin of send-off

1855–60, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase send off
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British Dictionary definitions for send-off

/ (ˈsɛndˌɒf) /

noun informal

a demonstration of good wishes to a person about to set off on a journey, new career, etc
a start, esp an auspicious one, to a venture

verb send off (tr, adverb)

to cause to depart; despatch
sport (of the referee) to dismiss (a player) from the field of play for some offence
informal to give a sendoff to
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Idioms and Phrases with send-off

send off

see send away, def. 1.

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