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"send" in British English

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sendverb [T]

us   uk   /send/ sent, sent
  • send verb [T] (POST/EMAIL)

A1 to cause something to go from one place to another, especially by post or email: [+ two objects] I'll send her a letter/email/parcel/postcard next week. We'll send it by post/airmail/sea. Could you send a reply to them as quickly as possible? The news report was sent by satellite. She sent a message with John to say that she couldn't come. They sent her flowers for her birthday. Maggie sends her love and hopes you'll feel better soon.

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  • send verb [T] (CAUSE TO GO)

B2 to cause or order someone to go and do something: [+ to infinitive] We're sending the kids to stay with my parents for a couple of weeks. The commander has asked us to send reinforcements. They've sent their son (away) to boarding school. He was trying to explain but she became impatient and sent him away (= told him to leave).

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  • send verb [T] (CAUSE TO HAPPEN)

C2 to cause someone or something to do a particular thing, or to cause something to happen: The explosion sent the crowd into a panic. Watching television always sends me to sleep. [+ adj] UK His untidiness sends her crazy/mad/wild. [+ -ing verb] The announcement of the fall in profits sent the company's share price plummeting (= caused it to go down a lot). The draught from the fan sent papers flying all over the room.

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(Definition of send from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"send" in American English

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sendverb [T]

us   /send/ past tense and past participle sent /sent/
  • send verb [T] (HAVE DELIVERED)

to cause something to go or be taken somewhere without going yourself: Send a letter to my office. I like to send e-mail to my friends.
  • send verb [T] (MAKE SOMEONE GO)

to cause or arrange for someone to leave or go: The UN sent relief workers to the region. My parents want to send me back to Argentina when I finish my studies. Who can afford to send their kids to college these days?
  • send verb [T] (MAKE SOMETHING MOVE)

to make something move quickly by force: Wind sent clouds skittering across the sky. The researcher sent the particles flying apart.
  • send verb [T] (CAUSE TO HAPPEN)

to cause someone to feel or behave in a particular way, or to cause something to happen: Final exams always send me into a panic.
(Definition of send from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"send" in Business English

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sendverb [T]

uk   /send/ us   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
(Definition of send from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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