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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theysee out
he/she/itsees out
present participleseeing out
past tensesaw out
past participleseen out
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  1. 2
    to continue to the end of a period of time or an activity
    He will see out the year remaining on his contract.
  2. 3
    see someone out if something sees you out, it lasts longer than the time you live
    These are good strong shoes and they’ll probably see me out.
  3. 4
    see out the Old Year to celebrate the end of a year
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