send (one) back

send (one) back

To force someone to return somewhere. I wasn't happy with his first draft, so I sent him back to rewrite it. I'm sending my daughter back to boarding school next year.
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send someone or something back

to cause someone or something to return. He came to apologize, but I sent him back. Send back these goods. They are defective.
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send back

v.
1. To order someone to return; have someone return: He came to visit me at a bad time, so I sent him back. She sent the children back to the same school they attended the year before.
2. To return something, especially as a way of rejecting it: I went to the post office to send back the broken toaster. The steak was undercooked, and I had to send it back to the kitchen.
3. To return or reply to someone or something by mail or some other means of communication: I sent back a reply via fax. Please send a quick message back by e-mail if you can't come to the party.
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