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send for someone or something
to make a request that someone or something be brought. Mr. Franklin sent for his secretary. I think we should send for an ambulance.
send someone for someone or something
to cause someone to go and get someone or something. Please send Jerry for the doctor. This is an emergency. Could you send someone for pizza?
send for somebody
to request or demand that someone come to you Knowing he was extremely ill, we sent for his family.
send for something
to request that something be sent or brought to you She sent for catalogs and read lots of books before she started the garden.
1. Summon someone, request that someone come, as in She sent for all the children when their father lay dying. [Late 1500s]
2. Order a delivery of something, as in The king sent for a bottle of wine. Also see send away, def. 2; send out, def. 2.
To request that someone or something come or be brought, especially by means of a message or messenger; summon someone or something: Send for the doctor if the patient's fever gets any higher.