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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 send up vb (tr, adverb)
- slang to send to prison
- Brit informal to make fun of, esp by doing an imitation or parody of
- Brit informal a parody or imitation
send1 /sɛnd/USA pronunciation
v., sent/sɛnt/USA pronunciation send•ing. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- to cause to go:[~ + object]sending troops to battle.
- to cause to be carried or brought to a destination: [~ + object]to send a letter.[~ + object + to + object]to send a letter to him.[~ + object + object]to send him a letter.
- to propel or drive:[~ + object]The blast sent pieces of concrete flying.
- to give out or utter:[~ + object]The lion sent a roar through the jungle.
- to cause to feel or occur:[~ + object]The story sent him into gales of laughter.
- Electricity to transmit (a signal):[~ + object]to send a signal to the satellite.
- Slang Termsto delight;
excite:[~ + object]He says his new girlfriend really sends him.
- send away for, [~ + away + for + object] to order (goods) to be delivered by mail:sent away for tulip bulbs.
- send for, [~ + for + object] to request the coming of;
summon:Someone send for a doctor!
- send forth, [~ + forth + object] to produce, bear, or give off:The plant sent forth new leaves in the spring.
- send in, to mail to a point of collection: [~ + in + object]to send in one's taxes.[~ + object + in]to send one's taxes in.
- send out:
- [~ + out + for + object] to order delivery:We sent out for coffee and donuts.
- to cause to go out: [~ + object + out]to send invitations out to all his friends.[~ + out + object]to send out invitations.
- send up, [~ + up + object; ~ + object + up]
- to cause to rise up.
- to ridicule, make fun of, or imitate:to send up the mayor.
send•er, n. [countable]
- Idiomssend (someone) packing, [~ + object + packing] to dismiss in a quick and sudden manner:The company sent him packing.
(send′up′),USA pronunciation n. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- an entertaining or humorous burlesque or parody;
takeoff:The best skit in the revue was a send-up of TV game shows.
n. use of v. phrase send up, in sense "to parody'';
cf. earlier Brit. academic usage "to mock, scoff at'']
(send),USA pronunciation v., sent, send•ing. v.t.
- to cause, permit, or enable to go:to send a messenger; They sent their son to college.
- to cause to be conveyed or transmitted to a destination:to send a letter.
- to order, direct, compel, or force to go:The president sent troops to Asia.
- to direct, propel, or deliver to a particular point, position, condition, or direction:to send a punch to the jaw; The punch sent the fighter reeling.
- to emit, discharge, or utter (usually fol. by off, out, or through):The lion sent a roar through the jungle.
- to cause to occur or befall:The people beseeched Heaven to send peace to their war-torn village.
- to transmit (a signal).
- to transmit (an electromagnetic wave or the like) in the form of pulses.
- Slang Termsto delight or excite:Frank Sinatra's records used to send her.
- to dispatch a messenger, agent, message, etc.
- Electricityto transmit a signal:The ship's radio sends on a special band of frequencies.
- British Termssend down, to expel, esp. from Oxford or Cambridge.
- send for, to request the coming or delivery of;
summon:If her temperature goes up, send for the doctor.
- send forth:
- to produce;
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.
- send in, to cause to be dispatched or delivered to a destination:Send in your contest entries to this station.
- send off, to cause to depart or to be conveyed from oneself;
dismiss:His teacher sent him off to the principal's office.
- send out:
- to distribute;
- to send on the way;
dispatch:They sent out their final shipment last week.
- to order delivery:We sent out for coffee.
- send packing, to dismiss curtly;
send away in disgrace:The cashier was stealing, so we sent him packing.
- send round, to circulate or dispatch widely:Word was sent round about his illness.
- send up:
- to release or cause to go upward;
- Informal Termsto 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.
- Gmc base *sinth-, *santh- go, whence Old English sīth journey, sand message, messenger
- bef. 900; Middle English senden, Old English sendan; cognate with German senden, Gothic sandjan (causative)
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged transmit, dispatch, forward.
- 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged cast, hurl, fling, project.
(send),USA pronunciation v.i., sent, send•ing, n. [Naut.]
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged receive.
- Nautical, Naval Termsscend.
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