send for

This page is about the phrasal verb send for.

Meaning: to ask for someone to come to you, or to ask for something to be sent to you

Synonym: summon (formal)

For example:

  • send for sb/sth If someone gets hurt, send for an ambulance and a doctor straight away.

  • send for sb/sth After her car broke down, Lisa sent for a tow truck to come and take it to a garage.

Nouns often used as objects with send for: ambulance, doctor, mechanic, plumber, taxi, courier, tow truck

Quick Quiz:

If you have a pipe leaking water onto your kitchen floor, you should send for

a. a cloth to wipe it up

b. a plumber to fix it

c. a smaller leak

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Contributor: Matt Errey