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send up

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sent up; sending up; sends up

transitive verb

: to send to jail
: to make fun of : parody

Examples of send-up in a Sentence

Verb the sitcom sends up the “trials and tribulations” of the rich and famous
Recent Examples on the Web
The vibe is one of camp send-up of Hollywood narcissism, but irony and egotism are blended like a fine Bordeaux. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 24 Jan. 2024 Just as Harris is, among other things, satirizing minstrelsy, Barney is doing a slathering, filterless, singe-your-eyebrows-off send-up of the white lady who can do and say whatever and get away with it. Sara Holdren, Vulture, 11 Jan. 2024 His love for all his characters is palpable across the board, even in the wry, almost surrealist bent of his soap-opera send-up Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Vulture, 6 Dec. 2023 Opioids have even played a key role in comedies; AMC’s sitcom send-up Kevin Can F**k Himself, for instance, included a plot about orchestrating an accidental overdose. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 25 Oct. 2023 The brand’s spring-summer 2024 collection, Night Terror at the Opera, was held on September 12 at La MaMa, a storied arts center with, fittingly, an emphasis on experimental theater; the show manifested as a send-up of fashion week. Jake Smith, Glamour, 13 Sep. 2023 At once a brilliant send-up of the horror genre and a loving homage, this film will satisfy enthusiasts and dabblers alike. Amy MacKelden, ELLE, 28 Aug. 2023 But in her view, Merrily is far from the bleak show business send-up that critics excoriated in 1981. Marley Marius, Vogue, 21 Aug. 2023 Based on the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a classic send-up of King Arthur and his witless band of knights, this 2005 hit musical, which garnered a pre-Chez Diaz Sara Ramirez a Tony, will land at the St. James Theatre this fall. Christopher Barnard, Vogue, 3 Aug. 2023
The blast sent up a plume of black smoke and a fireball that was large enough to reach a transformer on a power line, damaging it. Karen Garcia, Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2024 He is now being sent up north to Israel’s border with Lebanon. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, 9 Feb. 2024 On the last Axiom mission, Jamieson’s team sent up mini tumors treated with two types of anti-cancer medications that block ADAR1 in different ways. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 4 Feb. 2024 The woman has emailed at least two or three times per day for the last seven months, sometimes sending up to 20 emails per day. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, 30 Jan. 2024 For the first billion or so years, smaller clouds and dwarf galaxies crashed into the baby Milky Way, sending up sprays of both immigrant and native stars into a halo. Ann Finkbeiner, Scientific American, 16 Jan. 2024 Eventually, the hackers asked for Cohen’s Apple ID and password, which sent up red flags and led the host to realize what was going on. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 2 Jan. 2024 Commercial astronaut trips from the Space Coast are becoming commonplace with Axiom Space about to send up another crew from Kennedy Space Center this week. Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel, 14 Jan. 2024 Sheriff Jim Studdard has said while authorities were searching for the second suspect - Pinkins - they were led to a large group of tents that had been sent up in the forest. Carol Robinson |, al, 11 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1958, in the meaning defined above


1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of send-up was in 1852

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“Send-up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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