From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsend for somebody/something phrasal verb1ASK FOR something/ASK somebody TO DO somethingTELL/ORDER somebody TO DO somethingto ask or order that something be brought or sent to you, especially by writing a letter or by telephoneSend for your free sample today!2ASK FOR something/ASK somebody TO DO something old-fashioned to ask or tell someone to come to you by sending them a messageCharlie said he’d find a place to live and then send for me.Get back into bed. I’ll send for the doctor.I’ve sent for help. →send→ See Verb table
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send for the doctor• The boy was sent for the doctor.• He had a cough, and they sent for the doctor, who came and examined him.