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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theysee in
he/she/itsees in
present participleseeing in
past tensesaw in
past participleseen in
  1. 1
    [transitive]see something in someone/something to recognize a particular quality in someone or something

    I thought I saw a glimmer of sympathy in Ben’s eyes.

  2. 2
    [transitive]see someone in to welcome a visitor to a building and take them to where they want to go

    The ambassador waited on the steps to see the visiting dignitaries in.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] to see the inside of a building through a window or an open door

    People can see in from the street.

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