see out

see out
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "see out":
present tense I/you/we/they see out he/she/it sees out present participle seeing out past tense saw out past participle seen out
1)
a) see someone out to go with someone to the door when they are leaving in order to say goodbye to them

My secretary will see you out.

b) see yourself out to find your way out of a place that you are visiting without any help

I can see myself out.

2) to continue to the end of a period of time or an activity

He will see out the year remaining on his contract.

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.

4) see out the Old Year to celebrate the end of a year

English dictionary. 2014.

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