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send packing

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Synonyms for send packing

  • discharge
  • dismiss
  • give walking papers
  • show the door
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WORD ORIGIN

Old English sendan "send, send forth; throw, impel," from Proto-Germanic *sandijan (cf. Old Saxon sendian, Old Norse and Old Frisian senda, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch senden, Dutch zenden, German senden, Gothic sandjan), causative form of base *sinþan, denoting "go, journey" (source of Old English sið "way, journey," Old Norse sinn, Gothic sinþs "going, walk, time"), from PIE root *sent- "to head for, go" (cf. Lithuanian siusti "send;" see sense (n.)).

Also used in Old English of divine ordinance (e.g. godsend, from Old English sand "messenger, message," from Proto-Germanic *sandaz "that which is sent"). Slang sense of "to transport with emotion, delight" is recorded from 1932, in American English jazz slang.

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depose

verboust from position
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