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send (someone or something) back

1. To return something one has purchased or ordered. If your dinner is so bad, you should send it back and order something else. If you aren't happy with your purchase, you can send it back within 30 days at no extra charge.
2. 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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