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To visit a person or place, or to be visited by someone

couch surfing


the activity of travelling around and staying without paying in the homes of people you have met through the Internet



to go and see someone and spend some time with them

go around

to visit a person or a place



to visit someone, usually for a short time

drop by

to make a short visit somewhere

call on

to visit someone, usually for a short time



to meet or visit someone who you know by arrangement

look in

to visit someone for a short time on your way to another place, especially if they are ill or may need help

come over

to visit someone in the place where they are, especially their house

pay someone/something a /visit/call

to visit someone or something


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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