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UK [send] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "send":
present tense I/you/we/they send he/she/it sends present participle sending past tense sent UK [sent] / US past participle sent
1) to post a letter or parcel to someone

I sent the letters yesterday, so they should arrive today.

send someone something:

I'll send you a copy of the report.

send something to someone:

I forgot to send a birthday card to Amy.

send something by post/mail/airmail etc:

I think it's too heavy to send by airmail.

a) to arrange for something to be taken to a place
send something to something:

The government is sending food supplies to the stricken island.

b) to arrange for a shop or organization to deliver something to a person or place

I must remember to send Helen some flowers for her birthday.

send someone something:

He sent me a lovely bouquet.

send something to someone/something:

You can have the books sent direct to your home.

c) to arrange for a message to be delivered to a person by email

I'll send you an email with all the details.

Did you get that message I sent you?

2) to put soldiers or military equipment in a place, especially because there is a war

Two navy warships have been sent to the area.

Officials are sending troops to stop the takeover.

Last week, their government sent 30 fighter jets.

Once again young men are being sent into battle.

a) to arrange for someone to go to a place to do a job

The company has promised to send an engineer tomorrow.

send someone to do something:

Britain has sent a team of doctors to help with the rescue efforts.

send someone to something:

Each country will send two delegates to the conference.

b) to force someone to go somewhere using an official order

Opponents of the regime are either killed or sent into exile.

Most of the refugees will be sent back home.

c) to make arrangements for someone to go to a place to study

When she was twelve, her parents sent her to school in Oxford.

His parents couldn't afford to send him to university.

3)
a) to make someone move or fall suddenly
send someone flying/rolling/tumbling etc:

A fire in the casino sent people fleeing for safety.

b) to make something fall or move suddenly through the air

A careless step sent rocks tumbling down on the climbers below.

4)
a) to make someone feel a particular emotion

She said no, which sent him into a terrible sulk.

b) to make something happen

Concerns about the economy have sent share prices tumbling today.

5) to allow a substance such as smoke or something made by a chemical process to escape into the atmosphere
send something out/up:

Forest fires sent up smoke for miles around.

Dangerous chemical fumes were sent out by the explosion.

send shivers up/down someone's spine — to make someone feel very frightened or excited

send a/the message (that) — if a group of people sends a particular message, they publicly show other people how they feel about something

Not helping these people will send the message that we don't care.

We don't want to send the wrong message to our young people.

Phrasal verbs:
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English dictionary. 2014.

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