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or send·up (sĕnd′ŭp′)
n. Informal
An amusing imitation or parody; a takeoff: "The absurd trial is, of course, a send-up of the Dublin courts" (New Yorker).
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Noun1.sendup - a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous waysendup - a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
caricature, impersonation, imitation - a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
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And a few days later, with a performance at OVO Fest--the star-studded concert he puts on every year in Toronto that opened, this time around, with a full-on sendup of his challenger--the whole thing was decisively over, with public opinion overwhelmingly on Drake's side.
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