Definition of see something out in English:

see something out

phrasal verb

  • 1Come to the end of a period of time or undertaking.

    ‘I could well see out my career in Italy’
    • ‘The speculation will now flare again over O'Neill being headhunted as the replacement to Fergie, whether he goes in the summer, or in the unlikely event that he sees his contract out.’
    • ‘Pollock was caught at backward point, but they saw the remaining balls out without losing their wickets.’
    • ‘They have been an integral part of the squad for the last two years and, although their careers are coming to an end, it's great that they're seeing them out with their home-town club.’
    • ‘He has two years left on his deal, and intends to see them out at the very least.’
    • ‘We'll be seeing the week out with these betting odds, starting today with the chances that they have of getting a number one record in 2006.’
    • ‘Sam has done a fantastic job and we hope he stays to see his contract out at Bolton.’
    • ‘I have three and a half years left on my contract here and I am expecting to see them out.’
    • ‘If the supporters are being honest they can see that I give 100 per cent and I'm not just here to see my contract out and then leave.’
    • ‘I don't think that Kevin is doing anything other than he should do at the moment and that's seeing his contract out.’
  • 2Continue to work on or be involved with a task or project until it is completed.

    • ‘They gave me the option of finishing up today; or seeing it out until Wednesday of next week.’
    • ‘If he sees his current deal out, the hugely popular figure with the Aberdeen legions would be in line to be the club's first testimonial recipient since the 1990s.’
    • ‘Whether she has the patience to see it out remains to be seen.’
    • ‘We work on possession drills every day in training and have got to find the composure to see games out and kill teams off.’