sends, sending, sent
1) VERB When you send someone something, you arrange for it to be taken and delivered to them, for example by post.

[V n n] Myra Cunningham sent me a note thanking me for dinner...

[V n to n] I sent a copy to the minister for transport...

[V n] He sent a basket of exotic fruit and a card...

[V n with adv] Sir Denis took one look and sent it back...

[be V-ed from n] More than half a million sheep are sent from Britain to Europe for slaughter every year.

2) VERB If you send someone somewhere, you tell them to go there.

[V n with adv] Inspector Banbury came up to see her, but she sent him away...

[V n with adv] He had been sent here to keep an eye on Benedict.

[V n to n] ...the government's decision to send troops to the region...

[V n for n] I suggested that he rest, and sent him for an X-ray...

[be V-ed from n] Reinforcements were being sent from the neighbouring region..

3) VERB If you send someone to an institution such as a school or a prison, you arrange for them to stay there for a period of time.

[V n to n] It's his parents' choice to send him to a boarding school, rather than a convenient day school...

[V n to n] You're saying they are sending too many people to prison?

4) VERB To send a signal means to cause it to go to a place by means of radio waves or electricity.

[V n to n] The transmitters will send a signal automatically to a local base station...

[V n with adv] 1989, after a 12-year journey to Neptune, the space probe Voyager sent back pictures of Triton, its moon. [Also V n, V n n]

5) VERB If something sends things or people in a particular direction, it causes them to move in that direction.

[V n -ing] The explosion sent shrapnel flying through the sides of cars on the crowded highway...

[V n -ing] He let David go with a thrust of his wrist that sent the lad reeling...

[V n prep] The slight back and forth motion sent a pounding surge of pain into his skull.

6) VERB To send someone or something into a particular state means to cause them to go into or be in that state.

[V n into n] My attempt to fix it sent Lawrence into fits of laughter.

[V n -ing] ...before civil war and famine sent the country plunging into anarchy...

[V n adj] An obsessive search for our inner selves, far from saving the world, could send us all mad.

7) to send someone packingsee pack
to send someone to Coventrysee Coventry
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