Meaning of SEND in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ send ]

( sends, sending, sent)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


When you send someone something, you arrange for it to be taken and delivered to them, for example by post.

Myra Cunningham sent me a note thanking me for dinner...

I sent a copy to the minister for transport...

He sent a basket of exotic fruit and a card...

Sir Denis took one look and sent it back...

More than half a million sheep are sent from Britain to Europe for slaughter every year.

VERB : V n n , V n to n , V n , V n with adv , be V-ed from n


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

Inspector Banbury came up to see her, but she sent him away...

...the government’s decision to send troops to the region...

I suggested that he rest, and sent him for an X-ray...

Reinforcements were being sent from the neighbouring region..

VERB : V n with adv , V n to n , V n for n , be V-ed from n


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.

It’s his parents’ choice to send him to a boarding school, rather than a convenient day school...

VERB : V n to n


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

The transmitters will send a signal automatically to a local base station... 1989, after a 12-year journey to Neptune, the space probe Voyager sent back pictures of Triton, its moon.

VERB : V n to n , V n with adv


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

The explosion sent shrapnel flying through the sides of cars on the crowded highway...

The slight back and forth motion sent a pounding surge of pain into his skull.

VERB : V n -ing , V n prep


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

My attempt to fix it sent Lawrence into fits of laughter.

...before civil war and famine sent the country plunging into anarchy...

An obsessive search for our inner selves, far from saving the world, could send us all mad.

VERB : V n into n , V n -ing , V n adj


to send someone to Coventry: see Coventry

to send someone packing: see pack

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