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English definition of “send”

send

verb [T]     /send/ (past tense and past participle sent)
SOMETHING A1 to arrange for something to go or be taken somewhere, especially by post: [+ two objects] I sent him a letter last week. Do you think we should send flowers?Delivering and despatching
SOMEONE B2 to make someone go somewhere: I sent him into the house to fetch some glasses.Delivering and despatching
send sb to sleep to make someone start sleeping: Reading usually sends me to sleep. → See also drive/send sb round the bendSleep and sleeping
(Definition of send verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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