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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEND UP

The mere mention of him suffices to send up a paper's sales!

"I'll not send up my name when I inquire at the desk," Frank answered.

I will send up and get it for you, if you would like to hear it.

Those in camp on seeing this should send up one smoke, which means, "Camp is here."

You were just going to send up a Coston light, now weren't you, Daddy?

I will send up your cloak, which is barely bigger than a fig leaf, when I can.

There was a knock on the door and there was her breakfast, the best that cook could send up.

You send up word you're here and leave me out o' sight somewhere.

If I have any more news then, I will also send up a letter to you.

And I will send up another supply of provisions, said Mr. Warren.

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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