send away

Idioms & Phrases

send away

Also, send off.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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send away

verb
1. stop associating with; "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock" [syn: dismiss
2. terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers" [ant: employ
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