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visitverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈvɪz·ɪt/
to go to a ​place in ​order to ​experience it, or to go to a ​person in ​order to ​spendtime together: [T] We visited a few ​galleries while we were in New York. [T] When are we going to visit Grandma? [I] She’s not ​staying here – she’s just visiting for the ​afternoon.
visitor
noun [C]  us   /ˈvɪz·ɪ·t̬ər/
Every ​summer, this ​tinyfishingvillagereceives thousands of visitors.
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visitverb

uk   /ˈvɪz.ɪt/  us   /ˈvɪz.ɪt/
A1 [I or T] to go to a ​place in ​order to ​look at it, or to a ​person in ​order to ​spendtime with them: We visited a few ​galleries while we were in Prague. Will you visit me when I'm in ​hospital? When did you last visit the ​dentist/​doctor?
A2 [T] to go to a ​website on the internet

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visitnoun [C]

uk   /ˈvɪz.ɪt/  us   /ˈvɪz.ɪt/
B1 an ​occasion when you visit a ​place or ​person: We had a visit from the ​schoolinspector last ​week. I can't ​stop for a ​coffee - this is just a flying (= very ​short) visit.
pay a visit
B2 to visit a ​person or ​place, usually for a ​shorttime: I ​think I'll ​pay a visit to the ​library while I'm in ​town.

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