see off

Definition of see off

  1. 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. 2 British :  to chase or force (someone) away from a place The police finally saw them off.

  3. 3 British :  to defeat or stop (an enemy, opponent, etc.) They saw off the opposition.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to perceive by the eye

    :  to perceive or detect as if by sight

    :  to have experience of :  undergo

  1. :  cathedra

    :  a cathedral town

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

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

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

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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