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send away

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Also, send off.
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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.
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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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