send for (someone or something)

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send for (someone or something)

To request or order that someone or something come or be brought to one's location. I've sent for your father. Hopefully he'll be here soon. I sent for an information packet that will show us all the options.
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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?
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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

send for

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.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

send for

v.
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.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
Here, father, here!" he said, "take this -- take it, and send for something immediately." And he emptied his pockets on the table, the contents consisting of a dozen gold pieces, five or six five-franc pieces, and some smaller coin.
"If someone is desperate enough to send for something like this, I can't imagine what they would think."