see action

idiom

: to fight in a battle
His unit first saw action on June 20th.

Examples of see action in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Altavilla is a fresh arm and could see action out of the bullpen. Jaylon Thompson, Kansas City Star, 11 June 2024 And seventh-round center Nick Samac, who will likely see action at guard, would have likewise gone earlier if not for a late-season injury. Brian Wacker, Baltimore Sun, 29 Apr. 2024 All three players did not see action during the fourth quarter as the Lakers trailed by 27 after three. Joe Reedy, USA TODAY, 12 Jan. 2024 Some see action on gun safety as a winning issue in an election year, potentially inspiring additional legislative movement on new gun laws this year. Detroit Free Press, 12 Feb. 2024 And then the same desperation as Monday’s first half in Brooklyn, with Thomas Bryant entering in the second period. – That left Orlando Robinson and Cole Swider the only available players at that stage yet to see action. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 17 Jan. 2024 Beijing most recently wanted to see action against gangs conducting cyberscams against Chinese citizens from dens that sit across the border in Myanmar. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 7 Dec. 2023 The war ended before the Bug could see action, but this predecessor of both drones and cruise missiles was tested as a secret weapon in the United States. Kelsey D. Atherton, Popular Science, 17 Aug. 2023 Neither Jones nor running back Saquon Barkley played, and it is not known if either of them will see action against the Panthers. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 19 Aug. 2023

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“See action.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/see%20action. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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