send (one) on (something)

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send (one) on (something)

To instruct, order, or cause one to go somewhere to do or accomplish something. He sent the agent on a mission deep in enemy territory. I sent him on a few errands so we could set up for his surprise party.
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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.
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send on

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]
See also: on, send