send out

send out
1) PHRASAL VERB If you send out things such as letters or bills, you send them to a large number of people at the same time.

[V P n (not pron)] She had sent out well over four hundred invitations that afternoon. [Also V n P]

2) PHRASAL VERB To send out a signal, sound, light, or heat means to produce it.

[V P n (not pron)] The crew did not send out any distress signals...

[V P n (not pron)] Like bats, they send out sound waves and make sense of their environment from the echoes they receive back.

3) PHRASAL VERB When a plant sends out roots or shoots, they grow.

[V P n (not pron)] If you cut your rubber plant back, it should send out new side shoots.

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  • send out — (something) to mail something. Frank sends out about 400 Christmas cards every year. I sent the checks out by overnight mail. Usage notes: usually said about sending a lot of things …   New idioms dictionary

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  • send out something — send out (something) to mail something. Frank sends out about 400 Christmas cards every year. I sent the checks out by overnight mail. Usage notes: usually said about sending a lot of things …   New idioms dictionary

  • send out — send (someone) out to ask or demand that someone go somewhere. Mom sent me out to weed the garden. Judge Carey had the jury sent out of the courtroom …   New idioms dictionary

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