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Definition of "send-up" []

  • Informal An amusing imitation or parody; a takeoff: "The absurd trial is, of course, a send-up of the Dublin courts” ( New Yorker). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "send-up" in a sentence
  • "I mean, I GET that the Mutt-swinging-from-vines thing was supposed to be a little Tarzan send-up ... but it didn't amount to anything."
  • "Corbin will play Lance Buchanan an obvious send-up of Nathan's One Life to Live character, Joey Buchanan, Temptations' handsome and dashing lead actor who has the reputation as a ladies' man."
  • "Colbert's segment is obviously a send-up, but it's based on a real battle taking place in Washington, D.C. over the 2007 Energy Independence Act-mandated phase out of incandescent light bulbs, starting with 100-watt bulbs in 2012."
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