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phrasal verb [transitive] informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theysend up
he/she/itsends up
present participlesending up
past tensesent up
past participlesent up
  1. 1
    to make someone seem silly by pretending to speak or behave like them
    He sends the prime minister up brilliantly.
  2. 2
    American to send someone to prison
    He was sent up for 10 years.
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