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send away for (something)

To order something via the mail Back before the Internet, we used to have to send away for our hobby supplies from specialty catalogs.
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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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