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send someone out (for someone or something)
to send someone out to search for someone or something. We sent Gerald out for Walter, who was supposed to have been here already. Karen sent out Liz for some medicine.
send out (for someone or something)
to send an order by messenger, telephone, cable, or fax that someone or something is to come or be delivered. We sent out for a public stenographer to record the will as Uncle Herman dictated it. There was no food in the refrigerator, so we decided to send out.
1. Issue or dispatch, as in We sent out the wedding invitations last month, or When did you send out that message? [c. 1400]
2. send out for. Order a delivery of something, as in Every Wednesday we send out for Chinese food.
1. To distribute something widely, especially by mail: We send out birthday cards to all our customers. I taped up the boxes and sent them out.
2. To emit or broadcast something: Such an offensive advertisement will send out the wrong message. We convert the sound into an electronic signal, and that radio tower sends it out.
3. To dispatch someone to do an errand or convey a message: The company sent out sales representatives to promote the new product. I sent the bellhop out for some cigarettes.
4. send out for To send or phone in an order for something to a nearby place, such as a restaurant, and request that it be delivered to one's location: Let's send out for pizza.