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English definition of “visit sth on/upon sb”

visit sth on/upon sb

old use or formal phrasal verb with visit     /ˈvɪz.ɪt/ verb
to cause damage to a place or to harm a person : He left in 1983, horrified by the devastation that warfare and famine had visited on his homeland .Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishingTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
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