pack off

pack off
ˌpack ˈoff [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they pack off he/she/it packs off present participle packing off past tense packed off past participle packed off] informal phrasal verb
to send someone away somewhere suddenly

To avoid family disgrace, Frank was packed off to India.

Thesaurus: to send someone somewheresynonym
Main entry: pack

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pack off [phrasal verb]
pack (someone) off : to send (someone) away to a different place
— usually + to

Despite his protests, his mom packed him off to bed. [=sent him to bed]

parents packing their kids off to college

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Main Entry:pack

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