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English definition of “see”

see

verb (MEET)    /siː/ (present participle seeing, past tense saw, past participle seen)
A1 [I or T] to meet or visit someone, or to visit a place: We're seeing friends at the weekend. I haven't seen Jerry around (= in the places I usually meet him) in the last few weeks. No one has seen much of Daryl since he got married. They see a lot of each other (= are often together) at weekends. My mother is seeing the doctor again next week. The children wanted to see the circus. The agent said they could see the house (UK also see round the house) at 3 p.m.Meeting peopleOfficial meetingsVisiting [T] to have a romantic relationship with someone: How long has she been seeing him?Marriage, cohabitation and other relationships Grammar:SeeWe use the verb see to talk about using our eyes to be aware of what is around us:See more
(Definition of see verb (MEET) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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