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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 ?
Anatole Kuragin was staying in Moscow because his father had sent him away from Petersburg, where he had been spending twenty thousand rubles a year in cash, besides running up debts for as much more, which his creditors demanded from his father.
A JUDGE who jailed a man for spitting in two paramedics' faces said yesterday he wish he could have sent him away for longer.
We sent him away and it was a pretty bitter pill to swallow.
And to his disgust, doctors at a second hospital treated him for two broken arms but then sent him away with painkillers ruling he did not need to be admitted.
He told the woman he needed to get in to turn the water off, but she sent him away.
The 22-year-old defender increased the lead for the Bantams six minutes later when Danny Cadamarteri sent him away down the left and he got on the score-sheet with another left-footed shot from the edge of the penalty area.
He was expelled twice, but undeterred, his father sent him away to the south of the island, to a ballet school in Pinar del Rio.
He was an interim with Inter Milan and they sent him away. Then he was an interim with Brescia and they sent him away.
Instead, he defended substantial grounds for dismissal for cause, so they paid him off and sent him away. Six months later, Sara worked over Joe's replacement.
But officers sent him away after telling him council environmental health officers enforce the new law, not police.
When they split up three months ago, he asked me for a second chance and I sent him away. Was I too hasty?
Two days later, unable to move his arm or leg properly, a fourth doctor sent him away.
"He was interim coach at Inter and they sent him away. He was interim coach at Brescia and they sent him away too.