Definition of see about (or see to) in US English:

see about (or see to)

phrasal verb

  • Attend to or deal with.

    ‘he had gone to see about a job he had heard of’
    • ‘I'll have to see about arranging for those selected to attend class down at the school.’
    • ‘Then I suppose I have to see about going back to work too.’
    • ‘When I have some time I'm going to see about stripping out absolutely as much text as I can, to see how far it can be pushed.’
    • ‘If the Executive is serious about delivering on its projects it should see about copying the example for riverside regeneration set in England.’
    • ‘He would look up army friends, see about a job, then return.’
    • ‘In the meantime I'll see about sorting out a couple of guest writers to keep you entertained.’
    • ‘I also want to get over to the museum and see about doing some research on him.’
    • ‘Think about quality over quantity, and see about improving our parks.’
    • ‘Would-be student Melissa had come from Newcastle to see about a place at Leeds University.’
    • ‘I shall have to see about reducing their number before we move, donating the surplus to a charity shop.’
    arrange, make arrangements for, see to, deal with, take care of, look after, attend to, sort out
    attend to, deal with, see about, take care of, look after, sort out, fix up, get together, organize, arrange, be responsible for, be in charge of, direct, run, manage, conduct, administer, administrate
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