Phrasal Verbs

send for

This page is about the phrasal verb send for


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


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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