- send send [send] verb sent PTandPP [sent] [transitive]1. to arrange for something to go to another place:
• The computer network can send data at very high speeds.send something to somebody
• He sent a memo to board members criticizing his boss.send somebody something
• The company sent her a letter apologizing for the oversight.2. to tell someone to go somewhere, usually in order to do a particular task:send somebody to do something
• The Institute sent 43 engineers to work in Japanese laboratories.3. FINANCE if something sends prices, profits, costs etc to a different level, it makes them go to that level:
• The labor dispute at a copper mine in Chile sent futures prices lower.
• The news sent bondprices tumbling.send away for something phrasal verb [transitive]to ask for something to be sent by post:
• For more information, send away for our free booklet.send something → back phrasal verb [transitive]to return something to the place it came from:
• If you're not completely satisfied with the goods, send them back for a full refund.send in phrasal verb [transitive]1. send something → in to send something, usually by mail, to a place where it can be dealt with:
• Customers can send in their sales receipts to get the discount coupons.2. send somebody → in to tell someone to go somewhere to do a particular task, especially a difficult one:
• The DTI may send in inspectors who will, if necessary, stop the company trading.send off for something phrasal verb [transitive]another name for sendsend something → on phrasal verb [transitive]to send something that has been received to another place so that it can be dealt with:
• Don't let your paperwork pile up: send it on as soon as possible and work to a deadline.send something → out phrasal verb [transitive]to send things from a central place to various other places:
• The bank will be sending out details to all its customers.
• Once your business cards are printed, start sending them out as soon as possible.
* * *send UK US /send/ verb [T] (sent, sent)► COMMUNICATIONS to cause something to go from one place to another, especially by mail, email, etc.: »
send a letter/fax/email»
send a reply/response/querysend sth to sth »
The schools collect used cell phones and send them to the phone recycling company.send sb sth »
Could you send them a reply as quickly as possible?► to cause or order someone to go and do something: send sb to sth »
They were sent to India for work.send sb to do sth »
She's been sent from Head Office to sort out this mess.»
send sb on a course/errand/placement► to cause someone or something to do a particular thing, or to cause something to happen: send sth higher/up/through the roof »
Eventually demand outstrips supply, sending prices through the roof.»
send sth plummeting/plunging/tumbling»
send sth soaring/skyrocketing
Financial and business terms. 2012.