8 English Phrasal Verbs With 'SEND'

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We have definitions for 8 phrasal verbs with 'SEND'

8 phrasal verbs with 'SEND'

Send back

  1. Return something
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: I SENT my food BACK because it was overcooked.

Send for

  1. Ask someone to come and help
    (Inseparable | International English)
    » Example: I had to SEND FOR a plumber because the radiator was leaking.

Send in

  1. Order people into a place to handle a problem
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: The police were SENT IN to quell the riot as the protesters had started burning cars and wrecking shops.
  2. Write to get information
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: If you want to enter the competition, you have to SEND IN for an entry form.

Send off

  1. Expel a sports player from a match
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: The football striker was SENT OFF for arguing with the referee's decision.
  2. Post a letter
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: I must SEND this letter OFF today otherwise it won't get there in time.

Send off for

  1. Order something by post
    (Inseparable | International English)
    » Example: I SENT OFF FOR some jeans that I liked in the catalogue.

Send out

  1. Send something to a lot of people
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: They SENT OUT a mailshot to all their existing customers.

Send out for

  1. Order takeaway food by phone
    (Inseparable | International English)
    » Example: We couldn't be bothered to cook, so we SENT OUT FOR a pizza.

Send up

  1. Imitate/impersonate for comic effect
    (Separable [optional] | International English | Contributed By: )
    » Example: The mischievous schoolboy was standing at the front of the class, SENDING the teacher UP, when the teacher opened the door behind him.

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