see off

Definition of see off

1 :to go to an airport, train station, etc., with (someone who is leaving) in order to say goodbye
  • She saw her son off at the train station.
2 British :to chase or force (someone) away from a place
  • The police finally saw them off.
3 British :to defeat or stop (an enemy, opponent, etc.)
  • They saw off the opposition.

Word by Word Definitions

see play
  1. : to perceive by the eye

  2. : to perceive or detect as if by sight

  3. : to have experience of : undergo

  1. : cathedra

  2. : a cathedral town

  3. : a seat of a bishop's office, power, or authority

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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