To direct to go on a mission: sent troops into the Middle East.
To require or enable to go: sent her children to college.
To direct (a person) to a source of information; refer: sent the student to the reference section of the library.
To give off (heat, for example); emit or issue: a stove that sends forth great warmth.
To utter or otherwise emit (sound): sent forth a cry of pain.
To hit so as to direct or propel with force; drive: The batter sent the ball to left field. The slap on my back sent me staggering.
To cause to take place or occur: We will meet whatever vicissitudes fate may send.
To put or drive into a given state or condition: horrifying news that sent them into a panic.
Slang To transport with delight; carry away: That music really sends me.
To dispatch someone to do an errand or convey a message: Let's send out for hamburgers.
To dispatch a request or order, especially by mail: send away for a new catalogue.
To transmit a message or messages: The radio operator was still sending when the ship went down.
send down Chiefly British To suspend or dismiss from a university.
send for To request to come by means of a message or messenger; summon.
send in To cause to arrive or to be delivered to the recipient: Let's send in a letter of protest.
send in Sports To put (a player) into or back into a game or contest: The coach is sending in the kicker.
send in To cause (someone) to arrive in or become involved in a particular place or situation: The commander sent in the sappers. It's time to send in the lawyers.
send off Sports To eject (a player), as from a soccer game, especially for a flagrant violation of the rules.
send up Informal To send to jail: was sent up for 20 years.
send up Informal To make a parody of: "grandiloquently eccentric but witty verbiage . . . that would send up the nastiness of suburban London” ( New York).
send flying Informal To cause to be knocked or scattered about with force: a blow to the table that sent the dishes flying.
send packing To dismiss (someone) abruptly.
Nautical Variant of scend.