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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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Some of the dead birds will probably be sent away for tests.
The material must then be sent away for expensive and time-consuming analysis.
The Chicago radio interviewer has compiled a greatest-hits collection, and I sent away for the tapes both to hear the shows and to pick up a tip or two from the master.
Scientists say they are just a few years away from providing the tests, probably a mouth swab taken by a GP and then sent away for DNA analysis.
The drugs have been sent away for forensic tests and the results are expected back next week.
A gun found in the River Taff has been sent away for testing.
Stables, who also lost his job at Inverurie Academy in Aberdeens hire, was caught after his computer was sent away for repairs.
The department was closed as a precaution and three samples have been sent away for analysis," he said.
He decked Tomas Holmstrom with a stick in the chops as they waited for a mid-ice faceoff, and was sent away for two minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Last year, an Ohio militia enthusiast was arrested after he sent away for and received plague virus from the American Type Culture Collection in Rockville, Md.