Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “see sb/sth off”

see sb/sth off

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with see   /siː/ (present participle seeing, past tense saw, past participle seen) us  
to defeat someone or something, or to deal with them or it effectively so that that person or thing can no longer cause harm: England saw off Luxembourg 5–0. He may not have seen off the challengers for the leadership of the party, but he has at least silenced them for a while.
(Definition of see sb/sth off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of see sb/sth off?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “see sb/sth off”

Word of the Day

maiden

a girl or young woman

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More