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Cabinet ministers will also be dispatched to those places that have been left behind by the economic growth of recent decades to sell the Government's plan. The Sun (2017)See if you can look across the dispatch box and just say it! Times, Sunday Times (2007)They dispatched a reaction force and his fears were confirmed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Last year the government dispatched army units to patrol national parks. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If anyone behaves like that on a rugby pitch they get dispatched pretty quickly. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It will also dispatch bundles of antiviral drugs to hospitals and clinics. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Military bosses have been begging him for almost a year to dispatch thousands more troops. The Sun (2009)He leaned one elbow on the dispatch box and turned round to his backbenchers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Britain did not just support her allies with gold but she also dispatched her own troops to fight in their support. The British way in Warfare - 1688-2000 (1990)He was also mentioned in dispatches. Times, Sunday Times (2013)An official was dispatched to London to collect copies of our tapes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He went back to the dining-room after dispatching his messenger and called for more wine. Vanity Fair (1837)The usual letters were dispatched, but to no avail. Berthe Morisot (1990)Once the cricket had begun, a motorcycle dispatch rider arrived. Times, Sunday Times (2016)On the platform or at the dispatch box he was well-informed and credible. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This he did, dispatching a small force to scout after the "army" disappearing over the hills. Umbria - the green heart of Italy (1989)A delegation was duly dispatched to the Milan dressing room and the rest is history. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Lean forward and I was a second world war dispatch rider. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I had just finished my dispatch of yesterday when information reached me of the hour at which the great attack would begin this morning. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The possibility that the British might have to dispatch an army to Europe gradually faded from sight. The British way in Warfare - 1688-2000 (1990)This time, a young British official was dispatched to rustle something up. Times, Sunday Times (2015)According to the designer, calamity of enough force will dispatch you and up to one bed partner down into a hidden layer stocked with emergency supplies. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That was a fortuitous rebound, but he seemed to dispatch it so quickly with his left, not his favoured foot. The Sun (2008)To ensure you a good welcome I myself will send a dispatch which will reach France as soon as you do. RALEGH'S LAST JOURNEY: A Tale of Madness, Vanity and Treachery (2003)
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British English: dispatch VERB
If you dispatch someone to a place, you send them there for a particular reason.
He dispatched scouts ahead.
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