Translation of send in Spanish:


(past & past p sent)
Pronunciation: /send/


  • 1 (dispatch) [letter/telegram/parcel/flowers/greetings] mandar, enviar* to send sth by post mandar or enviar* algo por correo I'm having some money sent by cable me van a mandar or enviar un giro Mike sends his regards/apologies Mike manda saludos/pide que lo disculpen send her my love mándale saludos or recuerdos de mi parte they sent word of his arrival avisaron que había llegado, mandaron (a) decir que había llegado (AmL)
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    • To return merchandise, pack it carefully (use the original packing material if possible) and send it back to us with a copy of your shipment receipt.
    • Their relationship began 18 months after Myfanwy died, with a low-key old-fashioned courtship; he sent flowers, there were candlelit dinners.
    • Five months after her transfer, she sent a rambling 15-page handwritten letter to two journalists at the Adelaide Advertiser.
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    • He was more a man of deeds than of words - he always performed what he promised, and when this had been done, he sent to let the petitioner know that his wishes had been granted.
    • Mr. Norton allowed the child to lie ill for a week - indeed to be at death's door - before he sent to inform me.
  • 2 (direct, cause to go) [messenger/envoy/reinforcements] mandar, enviar* to send sb on an errand/a course mandar a algn a hacer un recado or mandado/un curso we'll send a car to pick you up mandaremos un coche a recogerlo they've sent Bill across to help han mandado a Bill para que nos ayude send him along to see me this afternoon dígale que venga a verme esta tarde, mándemelo esta tardeto send sb for sth he sent me for some beer me mandó a comprar cerveza, me mandó a por cerveza (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] to send sb to prison/the gallows mandar a algn a la cárcel/al cadalso to send sb to her/his death enviar* a algn a la muerte to send sb packing mandar a algn a freír espárragos [familiar/colloquial]
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    • The judge then gave his majority direction and sent the jury away for further deliberations.
    • Jade Emperor cried, and he summoned Mountain God, ordering him to send mountains to fall upon the dragons.
    • The principal printed out her entries, made her do corrective work order, and even sent her for counselling.
  • 3 3.1 (propel, cause to move) he sent the ball over the fence mandó la pelota al otro lado del cerco high winds sent the ship off course fuertes vientos desviaron la nave de su rumbo the assassination sent shock waves around the world el asesinato conmocionó al mundo the thought of it sent a shiver down my spine me dio un escalofrío de solo pensarlo the news sent prices up/down/soaring la noticia hizo subir/bajar/disparar los precios the blow sent him reeling el golpe lo dejó tambaleándose she sent everything flying lo hizo saltar todo por los aires 3.2 (transmit) [signal/current] enviar*, mandar
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    • In any kind of breeze they smoke like a forest fire, sending clouds of grey dust over the moored yachts and into harbourside streets.
    • She managed only to claw the piled ash, sending a cloud into the air.
    • Mike quickly pushed forward sending random shots toward them as the five of them cleared off.
  • 4 4.1 [person] (+ compl) her remark sent him into a rage/fits of laughter su comentario lo puso furioso/lo hizo morir de risa the kind of voice that sends you to sleep el tipo de voz que te hace dormir 4.2 (carry away) [sl & dated] transportar this music sends me esta música me transporta or [familiar/colloquial] me mata or me chifla
  • 5 (cause to happen) [God] enviar*, mandar these things are sent to try us [set phrase] Dios nos pone a prueba con estas cosas
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    • I think this sudden heatwave is sending me kinda crazy.
    • People weren't generally allowed to work at the Workshop for more than three months at a time. They thought it would send people crazy.
    • The whispers in the walls were sending me slowly crazy, and the constant whirring of my empty mind made me feel dizzy.


  • mother sent to say that … mamá mandó a que nos avisaran que …, mamá mandó (a) decir que … (AmL) we'll have to send to the States for spares tendremos que encargar repuestos de Estados Unidos, tendremos que mandar (a) pedir repuestos a Estados Unidos (AmL)

Phrasal verbs

send after

1.1v + o + prep + o send somebody after them mande a alguien (que vaya) tras ellos 1.2v + prep + o [dated] hacer* llamar she sent after me to inform me of her decision me hizo llamar or (AmL tb) me mandó (a) buscar para comunicarme su decisión

send around

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (send over) [person/car/item] mandar, enviar* 1.2 (circulate) [letter/papers] hacer* circular

send away

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (dismiss) don't send me away no me digas que me vaya she sent the beggar away empty-handed despachó al mendigo con las manos vacías 1.2 (send elsewhere) mandar, enviar* the film has to be sent away for processing hay que mandar or enviar la película a revelar 1.1v + adv send off 3

send back

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[purchase] devolver*, mandar de vuelta; [person] hacer* volver

send down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o (BrE)
1.1 (from university) (usu pass) expulsar 1.2 (to prison) [colloquial/familiar] meter preso

send for

v + prep + o
1.1 (ask to come) [priest/doctor/ambulance] mandar a buscar, mandar llamar (AmL) they sent for reinforcements pidieron que enviaran refuerzos stay there until you are sent for quédate allí hasta que manden a alguien a buscarte, quédate allí hasta que te manden llamar (AmL) 1.2 (order) [catalog/application form] pedir*; [books/tapes/clothes] encargar*, pedir*

send forth

v + o + adv, v + adv + o [literario/literary]
1.1 (send out) [army] enviar* 1.2 (emit) [heat/light] emitir, dar*

send in

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 [troops] enviar*, mandar 1.2 [substitute] [Sport] hacer* entrar 1.3 (by post) [entry/coupon/application] mandar, enviar* 1.4 (into room) [person] hacer* pasar send him in hágalo pasar

send off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o (dispatch) [letter/parcel/goods] despachar, mandar, enviar*; [person] mandar he sent me off to mail the letter me mandó a echar la carta I like to send them off with a good breakfast me gusta que tomen un buen desayuno antes de salir 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o, v + o + prep + o (BrE) [Sport] expulsar, echar how many players were sent off? ¿a cuántos jugadores expulsaron or echaron? he was sent off the pitch lo echaron del campo de juego 1.2v + advto send off for sth I sent off for a brochure escribí pidiendo un folleto, mandé pedir un folleto (AmL)

send on

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (in advance) [luggage] enviar* or mandar por adelantado they sent him on (ahead) with the message lo mandaron delante or (esp AmL) adelante con el mensaje 1.2 (forward) [mail] hacer* seguir, remitir [formal] 1.3 (BrE) [Sport] hacer* salir a jugar

send out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (emit) [heat] despedir*, irradiar; [signal/rays/radio waves] emitir 1.2 (on errand) mandar we sent the boys out for a pizza mandamos a los chicos a comprar una pizza, mandamos a los chicos a por una pizza (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] I sent him out to get some stamps lo mandé a comprar sellos or (Esp tb) a por sellos 1.3 [scouts/emissaries] mandar, enviar* 1.4 (by post) [leaflets/invitations] mandar, enviar* 1.1v + o + adv (+ prep + o) (ask to leave) the teacher sent me out for talking el profesor me echó de clase por hablar they sent me out of the room while they discussed it me hicieron salir de la habitación or me mandaron afuera mientras lo discutían 1.2v + advto send out for sth we sent out for coffee mandamos comprar café (AmL) , mandamos a alguien a por café (Esp) [familiar/colloquial]

send round

(esp BrE)
send around

send up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
(to prison) (AmE) meter preso 1.1 (satirize) (BrE) [colloquial/familiar], parodiar, burlarse de

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