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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 ?
In the first letter, Marya Nikolaevna wrote that his brother had sent her away for no fault of hers, and, with touching simplicity, added that though she was in want again, she asked for nothing, and wished for nothing, but was only tormented by the thought that Nikolay Dmitrievitch would come to grief without her, owing to the weak state of his health, and begged his brother to look after him.
He saw her face as she looked up dully at the landlady who sent her away.
So when she piled on weight and complained of a bad back, her GP sent her away with painkillers.
But the pensioner sent her away empty handed, Newcastle Crown Court heard.
In walks Harry's daughter Emily, looking to reconnect with her father (who sent her away 12 years ago when his wife died), and you have a heart-wrenching drama with comedic circumstances.
But she said doctors sent her away with pills, despite telling doctors she could ''feel a lump''.
He said yesterday: "We sent her away for re-schooling, and then she came in season, which means she's had a good long break from the track.
" He had sent her away to be brought up in Minnesota, but in the play she turns up in port and falls in love with both the sea and a brawny Irish seaman named Mat Burke.