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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theysee around
he/she/itsees around
present participleseeing around
past tensesaw around
past participleseen around
  1. 1
    see someone around to notice someone often in places that you go to regularly

    I’ve never actually met her, but I’ve seen her around.

    1. a.
      see you around spoken used for saying goodbye to someone when you are not sure when you will meet them again
  2. 2

    see around


    see round

    see around something British to examine a place by walking around it

    What a beautiful house! I’d love to see around it.

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high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or club

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