sendoff


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send·off

 (sĕnd′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n.
1. A demonstration of affection and good wishes for the beginning of a new undertaking.
2. A farewell: gave our guests a hearty sendoff at the airport.

sendoff

(ˈsɛndˌɒf)
n
1. a demonstration of good wishes to a person about to set off on a journey, new career, etc
2. a start, esp an auspicious one, to a venture
vb (tr, adverb)
3. to cause to depart; despatch
4. (General Sporting Terms) sport (of the referee) to dismiss (a player) from the field of play for some offence
5. informal to give a sendoff to
Translations

sendoff

[ˈsɛndˌɒf] n to give sb a sendofffesteggiare la partenza di qn
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