Definition of Send away

1. Verb. Stop associating with. "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"

2. Verb. Terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position. "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

Definition of Send away

1. Verb. (idiomatic transitive) To dismiss from one's presence. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic transitive) To send to a particular place for a long time, ''as'' a family member, an employee, etc. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Send Away

send a message
send around
send away (current term)
send away for
send back
send down
send for
send forth
send her down Hughie
send in
send off
send offs
send on
send out
send out for
send packing
send shivers down someone's spine

Literary usage of Send away

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"The first step will be to send away into the country all those who are more than ten years of age, and begin on those who are left. ..."

2. The History of England by David Hume, Tobias George Smollett (1825)
"He is obliged to send away his Dutch guards —§ XVII. The commons address the king against the Papists— § XVIII. The parliament prorogued—§ XIX. ..."

3. A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital by John Beauchamp Jones (1866)
"There is a project on foot to send away some thousands of useless consumers; but how it is to be effected by the city authorities, and where they will be ..."

4. A Greek and English Lexicon of the New Testament by Edward Robinson (1852)
"b) «imply, to send away, ... In a stronger sense, to send away, ас. peremptorily, с. с. accus, et adj. Luke i. ..."

5. Diplomatic Documents Relating to the Outbreak of the European War by James Brown Scott (1916)
"Minister of Marine called on Russian Ambassador last night and assured him that he was working hard for neutrality, that he would send away German sailors ..."

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