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noun [countable] visit pronunciation in British English /ˈvɪzɪt/
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  1. 1
    an occasion when you visit a person or a place
    The children always enjoyed his visits.
    on a visit: I’ve just come over on a visit.
    visit to: What did you see on your visit to India?
    have/receive a visit from: I was surprised to receive a visit from an old friend.
    pay someone a visit: It’s been a long time since I’ve paid my Gran a visit.
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    1. a.
      an occasion when an important person such as a political leader or a public official visits a place
      The president arrived in Taiwan today for a three-day visit.
      The next day we received another visit from the police.
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    2. b.
      an occasion when you visit someone such as a doctor or a lawyer, or when they visit you
      Few people enjoy a visit to the dentist.
      Most doctors no longer offer home visits.
  2. 3
    an occasion when an important person such as a political leader or a public official visits a place
    The president arrived in Taiwan today for a three-day visit.
    The next day we received another visit from the police.
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