An amusing imitation or parody; a takeoff: “The absurd trial is, of course, a send-up of the Dublin courts” ( New Yorker )
(third-person singular simple present sends up, present participle sending up, simple past and past participle sent up)
- In all senses the object may appear before or after the particle. If the object is a pronoun, then it must be before the particle.
- In sense 2, the passive form is much more common.