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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How to use send-off in a sentence
In the end, it was just what we signed up for: a big, splashy British sendoff that will put us into instant Olympic withdrawal.The Spice Girls Reunite for Closing Ceremony; Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell Take The Stage | Isabel Wilkinson | August 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Unlike other students, however, she got a sendoff from the commander in chief.Intern's Memoir Details Affair With President Kennedy | Matthew DeLuca | February 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was a far cry from the sendoff for Gen. Colin Powell in a 1993 ceremony that drew two presidents and the defense Secretary.
Not exactly a rousing sendoff for young men and women off to fight and perhaps die.
A man who was branded Wacko Jacko turned out to get the biggest sendoff we will probably ever see.
British Dictionary definitions for sendoff
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
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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Other Idioms and Phrases with send-off
see send away, def. 1.
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