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send someone or something on (ahead) (of someone or something)
to dispatch someone or something to arrive before someone or something else. I sent my personal assistant on ahead of me to get the rooms ready. Jeff sent on his luggage.
send on somethingalso send something on
to mail something you have to another place He promised to send on the rest of documents tomorrow. As soon as you get the check, send it on.
send somebody on something
to cause someone to do something He'll give Rufus some money and send him on a dozen errands. The troubles of modern life have sent many people on a search for spiritual peace.Related vocabulary: send somebody on their way
1. Forward something, as in He's moved; I'll send on this letter to his new address. [First half of 1800s]
2. send someone on. Cause someone to go on an errand or path, as in I sent your brother on an errand but he should be back soon, or They've sent us on a wild goose chase. [Second half of 1800s]