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be mentioned in dispatches
To be recognized for one's bravery or heroism in an official report, as of a member of the military. The variant spelling "despatch" is sometimes used. Primarily heard in UK. You'll be mentioned in dispatches for saving so many men in your platoon.
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.
See also: dispatch
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.
hatch, match, and dispatch
dated The variant spelling "despatch" is sometimes used.
1. adjective Of, describing, or relating to the major events of one's life: birth ("hatch"), marriage ("match"), and death ("dispatch"). They want all this information about Grandpa to process the transfer of the deed. Do you know where I can find his hatch, match, and dispatch documents?
2. verb To carry out the formal ceremonies associated with birth, marriage, and death. I want the same priest to marry us that hatched, matched, and dispatched Aunt Mary.
hatches, matches, and despatches
dated A phrase once used to refer to the sections of newspapers that discussed births ("hatches"), weddings ("matches"), and deaths ("despatches," a variant spelling of "dispatches"). No, those two did get married—I saw it in the hatches, matches, and despatches.
mentioned in dispatches
Recognized for one's bravery or heroism in an official report, as of a member of the military. The variant spelling "despatches" is sometimes used. Primarily heard in UK. You'll be mentioned in dispatches for saving so many men in your platoon.
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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.
See also: dispatch
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.
send someone into somethingand 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.
See also: send
send something into somethingand 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.
See also: send
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
hatches, matches, and despatchesthe births, marriages, and deaths columns in a newspaper. humorous, dated
be mentioned in dispatchesbe 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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