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1. To order or direct someone to enter some place. A noun or pronoun can be used between "send" and "in." Please tell the receptionist to send in the next applicant. Mom sent me in to the living room to apologize to Sally for taking her toy.
2. To order or cause someone to enter or become involved in some situation. A noun or pronoun can be used between "send" and "in." Don't worry, I'm sending in our top legal adviser to handle the details. We've sent police in to keep the peace during the protest.
3. To submit or dispatch something, typically a document or payment. A noun or pronoun can be used between "send" and "in." I've sent my application in, so hopefully I'll hear back soon. The employees have sent in a letter of complaint to upper management about their working conditions. Did you send in the check for our utility bill yet?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. Cause to be dispatched or delivered, as in Let's send in a letter of protest to the hiring committee. [Early 1700s]
2. Cause someone to become involved in a particular undertaking, as in This disagreement is serious; it's time to send in the lawyers, or In the final few minutes the coach sent in Richard on right wing. [Mid-1800s]
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.
1. To submit something, especially by mail or by electronic means: Let's send in a donation this year. I sent my application for college in by e-mail.
2. To order someone or some group into a place: Will you please send in the next candidate on your way out of the office? They sent me in the garage to fetch a hammer.
3. To have someone enter or reenter a contest, conflict, or situation: The coach is sending in the kicker. The president sent troops in to suppress the riots.
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.