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for To see about a thing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
See \See\, v. i.
1. To have the power of sight, or of perceiving by the proper
organs; to possess or employ the sense of vision; as, he
Whereas I was blind, now I see. --John ix. 25.
2. Figuratively: To have intellectual apprehension; to
perceive; to know; to understand; to discern; -- often
followed by a preposition, as through, or into.
For judgment I am come into this world, that they
which see not might see; and that they which see
might be made blind. --John ix. 39.
Many sagacious persons will find us out, . . . and
see through all our fine pretensions. --Tillotson.
3. To be attentive; to take care; to give heed; -- generally
with to; as, to see to the house.
See that ye fall not out by the way. --Gen. xlv.
Note: Let me see, Let us see, are used to express
consideration, or to introduce the particular
consideration of a subject, or some scheme or
Cassio's a proper man, let me see now,
To get his place. --Shak.
Note: See is sometimes used in the imperative for look, or
behold. "See. see! upon the banks of Boyne he stands."
To see about a thing, to pay attention to it; to consider
To see on, to look at. [Obs.] "She was full more blissful
on to see." --Chaucer.
To see to.
(a) To look at; to behold; to view. [Obs.] "An altar by
Jordan, a great altar to see to" --Josh. xxii. 10.
(b) To take care about; to look after; as, to see to a
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