Definition of send off in English:

send off

Translate send off into Spanish

phrasal verb

  • 1send someone off, send off someoneInstruct someone to go.

    ‘she sent him off to a lecturing engagement’
    • ‘After which they can pump up the girl, give her instructions, and send her off to ‘avenge’.’
    • ‘Alas now if he posted such extracts someone would probably complain that they were commercial posts and send him off to stand in a corner like some naughty little boy.’
    • ‘I better send James off to exchange them for more lightweight paper…’
    • ‘Some men from the village chose the four to go with me, arranged all of it and sent us off.’
    • ‘We knew, of course, that my marriage would be arranged and that I would bring the family honor when I was sent off to be married.’
    1. 1.1(of a referee, especially in soccer or rugby) order a player to leave the field and take no further part in the game.
      ‘the player was sent off for rough play’
      • ‘But City have seen a copy of Crick's report to the FA which mentions that Combe was sent off for assaulting the referee.’
      • ‘If I was the referee I'd have sent him off - it was a terrible challenge.’
      • ‘In 2001, a fifth division player in Sweden was jailed for attacking a referee who had sent him off.’
      • ‘His intervention, however, was deemed premature by the referee and he was sent off for handling outside his area.’
      • ‘Although he wasn't sent off, the referee booked him, taking his season's points tally to 41 and resulting in a three-match ban.’
      • ‘Football chiefs have warned that attacks on referees are leaving the game dangerously short of officials at grassroots level - after an amateur player was convicted of punching a referee who sent him off.’
      • ‘David was sent off for kicking another player after a tackle.’
      • ‘Imagine my horror when the referee - who was FA approved - sent me off for deliberate handball.’
      • ‘Ah, happy memories of my rugby playing days (I think there were two rugby playing days in total before I was sent off for ignoring the game altogether and chatting with my mate).’
      • ‘They had spent two hours talking about him without criticising him once, not even when he became only the second man to send someone off in a Cup final.’
      order off, tell to leave the field, dismiss
  • 2send something off, send off somethingDispatch something by mail.

    ‘please take a moment or two to send off a check to a good cause’
    • ‘‘We want people to get involved but we do not want people to send things off in the post, just to let us know and we will arrange to have a look at them,’ says Jane Sellars, freelance exhibition curator.’
    • ‘So, anyway, I shot off to the study to write a covering letter for the deeds and then to the post office to send the package off by special delivery, next day guaranteed.’
    • ‘I had to go to the post office to send a few posters off to those good enough to want to buy some off me (details on home page).’
    • ‘I will then finish editing it overnight, ready to send it off via express post on Friday.’
    • ‘About an hour later, I was in a post office, sending it off.’
    • ‘I only sent the form off last week and there in the mountain of post as a reply from them telling me I'm sorted to receive the statutory amount whenever I am ready to start.’
    • ‘I queued for the birth certificate, wrote the cheque, sent the application off, sat back and waited.’
    • ‘Before the boxes can be sent off, they need to be checked to ensure they don't contain inappropriate items such as liquids or war toys.’
    • ‘I sent the videos off to America to have them analysed to check that I wasn't going crazy.’
    • ‘It will require that person to send that cheque off to the Inland Revenue Department.’