ship off

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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.
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ship (someone or something) off to (someplace)

To send someone or something to a certain location, often abruptly, hastily, or unceremoniously. The kids were starting to drive us crazy, so we shipped them off to a summer camp for a few weeks. We're excited to announce that we'll be shipping off the first copies of the book tomorrow at noon.
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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Before you ship off to war, how about going back to school to master some new skills?
As she watched her fellow Americans ship off to fight in World War II, Nikki Campbell-Smith, a college junior in 1942, often anguished over the possibility that no family members would end up serving their country.
Every two years, the teens ship off to Minnesota for six weeks of hockey camp that precedes eight weeks of filming.