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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theysee about
he/she/itsees about
present participleseeing about
past tensesaw about
past participleseen about
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  1. see about something to deal with or organize something

    I must go and see about this job.

    see about doing something:

    Can you see about getting us a lift home?

    1. a.
      we’ll have to see about that spoken used for saying that you are not able to decide now

      She wants to borrow my car for the weekend but we’ll have to see about that.

    2. b.
      we’ll (soon) see about that spoken used for saying that you are not going to let someone do something that they are intending to do
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