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- (transitive) To imitate someone or something for the purpose of satirical humour.
- The programme accurately sends up the British Civil Service system at Whitehall.
- (transitive, US, slang) To put in prison.
- The judge sent him up for three years
- Used other than as an idiom: see send, up.
- Fears of war sent oil prices up by 10%.
- In all senses the object may appear before or after the particle. If the object is a pronoun, then it must be before the particle.
- In sense 2, the passive form is much more common.
to imitate someone or something for the purpose of satirical humour
to be put in prison