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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

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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"I have learnt with great concern of statements about the possibility to send back persons recently arrived in Malta.
In an unexpected turnaround last week, Italy conveyed a message to India that it would not send back its marines to India for further trial, causing furor in India.
In an advisory, issued two days after it formally told India about its decision not to send back the two marines facing homicide charges, Italy also asked its nationals to stay away from any crowd.
Judge Tamotsu Shoji and Judge Junichi Yoshikai separately decided to send back two of the three, a 19-year-old and a 16-year-old, to the prosecutors.
The machines send back in time a Terminatrix (Kristanna Loken) to kill John and seal humanity's fate, but the future resistance send back a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to protect him.
There are no "rip off" coupons to send back with the installment payments and owners will have to remember to make a copy and send back the entire bill with their payment.
In 1962 the age of planetary probes-rockets designed to pass near other planets and send back information concerning them-was reached.
During that time, the Observer will send back detailed Mars maps and readings on conditions such as climate and soil composition.
ISLAMABAD -- Preparations have been completed to send back two officials of Pakistan Housing Authority (PHA), the sub-department of Federal Housing and Construction Ministry, to their home department, Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) without completion of their terms.
India has severed diplomatic ties with Italy over Rome's decision not to send back its two marines to India for trial in connection with the murder of two Indian fishermen last year.
Nisar, adding that he was still on agenda to send back Nawaz Sharif to Jeddah.
Fourteen years ago, NASA launched a space probe named in Galileo's honor to orbit the planet and send back images of it and its moons.
Reach Samnang, police chief of Mondulkiri Province, told Kyodo News the move was taken after Prime Minister Hun Sen appealed to local authorities to send back any Vietnamese who enter Cambodia illegally.
Strategy has also been evolved to send back the deputationist to their parent departments and appoint Officers on Special Duty (OSD) in their place in different departments of CDA.
PESHAWAR, January 30, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Afghan Commissionerate has announced to send back all Afghan migrants, resident in Pakistan, by December 2012 here on Sunday.