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English definition of “see to sth/sb”

see to sth/sb

verb uk phrasal verb with see   /siː/ (present participle seeing, past tense saw, past participle seen) us  
B2 to deal with a person or task that needs to be dealt with or is waiting to be dealt with: "These letters need posting." "I'll see to them later." Mrs Chapman asked for some help with the orders - could you see to it? [+ that] Please see to it that no one comes in without identification.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
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