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Order or request that (something) be sent to one:‘you can send away for the recipe’
- ‘The class sent away for a fundraising pack and received information and ideas as to how they could raise E1,000.’
- ‘Rowena immediately recognized it as the Chow Hall apron her sister had sent away for.’
- ‘My mother sent away for every free toy or book available.’
- ‘The remarking process can cost up to £52 per pupil and, despite sending away for the remarks, many of the students are still waiting for their new grade.’
- ‘I really wasn't such a Johnny Ace fan but I felt bad all the same, so I sent away for his picture.’
- ‘In addition to the three free recipes in the booklet, the consumer can send away for a free recipe swatch containing 16 more recipes and information on Irish beef.’
- ‘I knew that you folks were on tenterhooks about the new black sport coat I sent away for, and yes, as promised, I did have an excellent opportunity to give it its first live-fire exercise Tuesday night.’
- ‘A few years ago, armed with a few extra bucks from my quarterly student loan dispersement, I sent away for an exciting new book that appeared to be the answer to all of my questions about how the West sees herbal medicines.’
- ‘So, I sent away for it and, shortly afterwards, I received my free Easyweigh.’
- ‘Do you go to your dentist (a few hundred dollars), or send away for the $39 kit advertised on late night TV?’
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