send in


sent in; sending in; sends in

transitive verb

: to cause to be delivered
send in a letter of complaint
: to give (one's name or card) to a servant when making a call
: to send (a player) into an athletic contest

Examples of send in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before the competition kicked off, Swift herself sent in a video message to encourage the contestants. Anna Chan, Billboard, 22 Nov. 2023 After filling in a questionnaire and sending in some selfies, Ms. Khan, 43, a fashion consultant in Brooklyn, received her first 60-day supply in the mail — and was hooked. Tatiana Boncompagni, New York Times, 13 Nov. 2023 The submission that West sent in to Gannett naturally includes that photo opp, but also elements like a short list of serious story ideas — like, for instance, how Swift has economically impacted the friendship bracelet industry. Chris Willman, Variety, 6 Nov. 2023 In Virginia, residents can send in applications for the program until Nov. 14 to receive assistance paying their heating bills as winter approaches. Brady Knox, Washington Examiner, 31 Oct. 2023 Web and mobile tips can also be sent in at Lyndsay Winkley, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Oct. 2023 Since it was published, more than 7,500 readers have sent in new submissions. John Otis, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2023 But this is the wrong sport for cheating, although coaches continue to cover their mouths with their playlists or have five players send in signals. Nick Canepa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Nov. 2023 The person named asking the question was the first person to send in that question. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of send in was in 1616

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Cite this Entry

“Send in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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