send (someone or something) packing

Definition of send (someone or something) packing

informal

  1. :  to force (someone or something) to leave a place or situation We were sent packing after the first day of tryouts. A loss in tomorrow's tournament game will send them packing.

Word by Word Definitions

sendplay
  1. :  to cause to go: such as

    :  to propel or throw in a particular direction

    :  deliver

  1. :  the lift of a wave :  scend

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

packingplay
  1. :  the action or process of packing something

    :  a method of packing

    :  the processing of food and especially meat for future sale


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