send (someone or something) away

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send (someone or something) away

1. To dismiss someone or something; to cause or compel someone or something to leave. I sent the butler away when I began to suspect that he was stealing from me. Please send her away—if she wants to see me, she can set up an appointment. The government send the inspection team away, much to the chagrin of the United Nations.
2. To send someone or something off to some location. I'm sending the kids away to stay with my sister in Florida for the summer. I have to send my phone away to the manufacturer for a repair.
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send someone or something away

to cause someone, a group, or something to leave. I sent the salesman away. The store sent away all late deliveries.
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send away (for something)

to order something to be brought or sent from some distance. I sent away for a new part to replace the one that was broken. I couldn't find the part locally. I had to send away for it.
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send away

Also, send off.
1. Dispatch someone or something, as in We send the children away to camp every summer, or I sent off that letter last week. The first term dates from the first half of the 1500s, the variant from the late 1700s.
2. Order an item, as in I sent away for those gloves last month but they haven't arrived yet. Also see send for, def. 2.
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send away

v.
1. To request that someone or something leave or be taken away: I became sick suddenly and had to send my guests away. Send away the servants so we can talk in private.
2. send away for To send a request for something, especially by mail: I sent away for some information on the university's graduate program.
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References in classic literature ?
Morrel!" said he in a low voice, "you send us away; you are then angry with us!"
No one will send us away empty handed; every one will give us something--a bronze tripod, a couple of mules, or a gold cup."
They also send us away in the afternoon because they say that we are disturbing their customers.
Aalis, babalik (Sometimes they send us away. We'll leave, then come back).'
From Robert Schumann and Liszt to Danny Boy (a surprise unprogrammed encore to send us away humming), it gave some brilliant performers every opportunity to shine.
They invite us to "enjoy the theatricality of Walking Mad, the humour of Tuplet and the rock soundtrack of A Mighty Wind" and promise to send us away with smiles on our faces.
"They were nice enough guys and they tried their best to play the part and send us away thinking they were nuts, but that never happened.
Hopefully it will send us away with our heads full of beautiful melodies and a general feeling that life is better than we thought."
"Then they'd see me and Lynval and send us away. We'd have to go and find another place."
They cannot pursue us from here; nothing can send us away, even these new houses cannot; we will either stay together here or they will put tenants in the new buildings.'
I want to appeal to the state government not to send us away.'