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pack (someone or something) off to (someplace)

To send someone or something to a certain location, often (of a person) abruptly, hastily, or unceremoniously. The kids were starting to drive us crazy, so we packed them off to a summer camp for a few weeks. We're excited to announce that we'll be packing off the first copies of the book tomorrow at noon.
See also: off, pack

ship (someone or something) off to (someplace)

To send someone or something to a certain location, often abruptly, hastily, or unceremoniously, perhaps as punishment. The kids were starting to drive us crazy, so we shipped them off to a summer camp for a few weeks. After leadership changed, the agency shipped me off to some low-level bureau.
See also: off, ship

ship off

v.
1. To leave, as for a distant place: The soldier shipped off to the war zone. I said goodbye to my friends because I was shipping off the next day.
2. To send something or someone, as to a distant place: They shipped the prisoners off to an offshore island. We shipped off the packages.
See also: off, ship
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