From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsendsend /send/ ●●● S1 W1 verb (past tense and past participle sent /sent/) 1 by post etc [transitive]SEND to arrange for something to go or be taken to another place, especially by post Lyn sent some pictures of the wedding.send somebody something We sent Mom flowers for Mother’s Day. We sent her a letter of apology.send something to somebody/something I’ll send a copy to you.send something back/up/over etc He ordered coffee to be sent up.send something by post/sea/air etc Monday is the last day to send cards by post to arrive by Christmas.2 radio/computer etc [transitive] to make a message, electronic signal etc go somewhere, using radio equipment, computers etcsend somebody something I sent her an email yesterday. Radio signals were sent into deep space.3 person to place a) [transitive]SEND to ask or tell someone to go somewhere, especially so that they can do something for you there The United Nations is sending troops.send somebody to something A police officer was sent to Ryan’s home.send somebody back/away/over/home etc Many of the refugees were sent back to Vietnam. When Frank came, I told him I was ill and sent him away. They sent me down to talk to Mr Strachan. Mr Ellison is here. Shall I send him in (=tell him to enter the room)?send somebody to do something The US offered to send ships to help in the rescue operation. b) [transitive always + adverb/preposition]SEND to arrange for someone to go to a place such as a school, prison, or hospital and spend some time theresend somebody to something I can’t afford to send my kid to private school. He was sent to prison for five years.send somebody away/off I was sent away to school at the age of six.send somebody on something New employees are sent on a training course.4 → send (somebody) a message/signal5 → send your love/regards/best wishes etc6 cause to move [transitive always + adverb/preposition] to make something move from one place to anothersend something through/to/over etc something The blaze sent smoke over much of the city.7 → send somebody/something flying/sprawling/reeling etc8 affect [transitive always + adverb/preposition]EFFECT/INFLUENCE to make someone or something start to be in a particular state His lectures always send me to sleep.send somebody/something into something The tail broke apart, sending the plane into a dive. 9 → send word10 → send shivers/chills up (and down) your spine11 → send somebody packing → send away for something → send down → send for somebody/something → send something/somebody ↔ in → send off → send something ↔ on → send out → send something/somebody ↔ up→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpussend• How many Christmas cards did you send?• Send a cheque for £50 with your order.• The ship sent a distress call.• He sent a dozen red roses to his girlfriend on her birthday.• There are no plans to send British troops to the area.• She sent him a furious email.• Perhaps I should send him a note of apology.• Nero sends his luv, you know he's coming over here to give us a turn this winter.• He travelled all over the world, but decided to send his son to school in England.• Each publisher had sent it back, in a packet addressed to Currer Bell.• A fiber optic system can send its signals greater distances and with less signal degradation than can the traditional coaxial system.• Kristen sent some pictures from the party.• He sent the children out of the room so we could talk.• Having founded Fort Victoria in 1843, he was sent there as chief factor in 1849.• After his death, Dolly discovered he had sent two songs to a recording label.• Who sent you?send somebody something• You should send Pat some flowers to say thank you.send somebody to something• They send people to jail for doing stuff like that.• Last summer my mom sent me to tennis camp.send ... to sleep• However, the new research opens up the prospect of a far more effective treatment that simply sends the cancers to sleep.• It was also brief because, as explained above, it simply sends me to sleep.• The endless incomprehensible stream of language was sending Alan to sleep on his feet.• To send them to sleep, she said.