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To see or not see someone or something

see

verb

to notice someone or something using your eyes

make out

to see, hear, or understand someone or something with difficulty

see

verb

to be able to use your eyes to notice and recognize things

spot

verb

to notice someone or something

witness

verb

to see something happen, for example a crime or an accident

see around

to notice someone often in places that you go to regularly

glimpse

verb

to see someone or something for a moment or not completely

pick out

to see someone or something when they are difficult to see

rest

verb

if your eyes rest on someone or something, you look at that person or thing for a period of time

see in

to see the inside of a building through a window or an open door

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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