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dispatch (someone or something) from (some place)

To send someone or something from one place to another. When I got their phone call, I immediately dispatched an ambulance from the nearest hospital.
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dispatch (someone or something) to (someone, something, or some place)

To send someone or something to a particular person, place, or thing. When I got their phone call, I immediately dispatched an ambulance to the scene of the crash.
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be mentioned in dispatches

To be recognized for one's bravery or heroism, as of a member of the military. Primarily heard in UK. You'll be mentioned in dispatches for saving so many men in your platoon.
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hatches, matches, and despatches

A phrase once used to refer to the sections of newspapers that discussed births, weddings, and deaths. "Despatch" is a variant spelling of "dispatch." No, those two did get married—I saw it in the hatches, matches, and despatches.
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dispatch someone from (some place)

to send someone from some place. I dispatched a messenger from here over an hour ago. A telegram will be dispatched from my office first thing in the morning.
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dispatch someone or something to someone or something

to send someone or something to someone, something, or some place. I will dispatch a new copy of the damaged book to you immediately. Gene will dispatch a messenger to you.
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send someone into something

 and send someone in
to make someone go into something or some place. George sent me into the house for a hammer. The boys know where it is. He should have sent in the boys. George sent me in.
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send something into something

 and send something in
to dispatch something, such as an order, to a company or other body making a public offer of goods. I sent the order in to the home office. I sent in the order.
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hatches, matches, and despatches

the births, marriages, and deaths columns in a newspaper. humorous, dated
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be mentioned in dispatches

be commended for your actions. British
In official military reports from the front line any soldiers who have been responsible for particular acts of bravery are commended by name.
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Dispatches addresses this real opportunity to help people do more with their memories and present them in a new way that truly leverages the unique medium of the iPad," says Reece.
The ISOFault device represents yet another Westell product specifically designed and developed to reduce costly maintenance dispatches in the telephone companies.
Today, double-ended testing on metallic loops can be done without the costly expense of dispatches to either the central office or the demarcation point and can be automated to run during low usage hours.
The Tillamook County Emergency Communications District dispatches for the following public safety agencies: Tillamook Police Department, Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Tillamook Fire District, Tillamook Ambulance, Rockaway Beach Police Department, Rockaway Beach Fire Department, Manzanita Department of Public Safety for Police and Fire, Garibaldi Police Department, Garibaldi Fire Department, Garibaldi Ambulance Department, Bay City Fire, Nehalem Fire Department, Wheeler Fire Department, Netarts-Oceanside Fire District, Nestucca Rural Fire District and Pacific West Ambulance.
This can add $50 to $200 in revenue per day, by enhancing productivity and decreasing 'down time' between dispatches for the service person or driver.
Using Cerulean's MobileFusion combined with Micro-Analysts' OIL-PRO software, our mobile personnel can receive on-the-fly dispatches, and retrieve specific information such as inventory levels, schedules and customer data from the field anytime," said Rick Nighelli, operations manager of DiFeo Oil and Propane, a NH-based regional oil and propane distributor.
Combined with Cerulean's MobileFusion, the OIL-PRO software will enable field service workers to retrieve service and delivery dispatches, review account information, record delivery information and obtain up-to-the-minute pricing and parts availability from the road.
A remote mobile device will send and receive new job dispatches and electronic mail to and from a central dispatching point in Minneapolis, Minn.