send+packing

  • 1send packing — Pack Pack (p[a^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Packed} (p[a^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Packing}.] [Akin to D. pakken, G. packen, Dan. pakke, Sw. packa, Icel. pakka. See {Pack}, n.] 1. To make a pack of; to arrange closely and securely in a pack; hence, to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2send packing (to) —  Dismiss, fire from a job.  ► “Mr. Foley isn’t the only Washington state incumbent the voters may send packing.” (Wall Street Journal, Sept. 23, 1994, p. A14) …

    American business jargon

  • 3send packing — send (someone) packing informal to tell someone to go away, usually because you are annoyed with them. There were some kids at the door asking for money, but I sent them packing …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 4send packing — verb stop associating with They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock • Syn: ↑dismiss, ↑send away, ↑drop • Hypernyms: ↑displace, ↑fire, ↑give notice, ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 5send packing —    If you send someone packing, you tell them to leave, in a very forceful and unfriendly way.     When Amanda discovered that Jack was unfaithful, she sent him packing …

    English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 6send packing — vp To fire. He fingered the boss s secretary and they sent him packing. 1820s …

    Historical dictionary of American slang

  • 7send packing — phrasal to send off or dismiss roughly or in disgrace …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8send packing — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. send away, banish, reject, throw out*, eject; see also dismiss 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. show the door, dismiss, discharge, give walking papers …

    English dictionary for students

  • 9send packing — fire; send away rudely …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 10send packing — idi to dismiss curtly …

    From formal English to slang

  • 11To send packing — Pack Pack, v. i. 1. To make up packs, bales, or bundles; to stow articles securely for transportation. [1913 Webster] 2. To admit of stowage, or of making up for transportation or storage; to become compressed or to settle together, so as to form …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12send — send1 sendable, adj. /send/, v., sent, sending. v.t. 1. to cause, permit, or enable to go: to send a messenger; They sent their son to college. 2. to cause to be conveyed or transmitted to a destination: to send a letter. 3. to order, direct,… …

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  • 13Packing — Pack Pack (p[a^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Packed} (p[a^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Packing}.] [Akin to D. pakken, G. packen, Dan. pakke, Sw. packa, Icel. pakka. See {Pack}, n.] 1. To make a pack of; to arrange closely and securely in a pack; hence, to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14send — I. /sɛnd / (say send) verb (sent, sending) –verb (t) 1. to cause to go; direct or order to go: to send a messenger. 2. to cause to be conveyed or transmitted to a destination: to send a letter. 3. to compel, order, or force to go: to send someone …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 15send — I [[t]sɛnd[/t]] v. sent, send•ing 1) to cause or enable to go: to send a messenger[/ex] 2) to cause to be conveyed to a destination: to send a letter[/ex] 3) to order or request to go: sending troops to battle[/ex] 4) to propel or drive: to send… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16send away — verb 1. stop associating with (Freq. 1) They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock • Syn: ↑dismiss, ↑send packing, ↑drop • Hypernyms: ↑displace, ↑fire …

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  • 17send away — Synonyms and related words: air express, airfreight, airmail, ban, banish, beat back, blackball, bow out, brush off, bundle, bundle off, cast out, chase, chase away, chase off, consign, cut, deport, disfellowship, dismiss, dispatch, drive away,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18send — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. dispatch, forward, transmit, broadcast; impel, drive; slang, excite, move (see excitement). See transfer, propulsion. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To dispatch] Syn. transmit, forward, convey, advance,… …

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  • 19send — v 1. transmit, convey, deliver, direct; broadcast, televise, telecast, telegraph, radio, telegram; forward, pass along, mail, post, ship, remit; consign, intend for, address to. 2. delegate, depute, charge, assign, commission. 3. propel, cast,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 20send off — Synonyms and related words: A, Godspeed, adieu, air express, airfreight, airmail, aloha, alpha, beat back, begin, beginning, blast away, blast off, blast off, bow out, brush off, bundle, bundle off, chase, chase away, chase off, commence,… …

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