To see about a thing
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 sees distinctly. [1913 Webster]

Whereas I was blind, now I see. --John ix. 25. [1913 Webster]

2. Figuratively: To have intellectual apprehension; to perceive; to know; to understand; to discern; -- often followed by a preposition, as through, or into. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Many sagacious persons will find us out, . . . and see through all our fine pretensions. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

3. To be attentive; to take care; to give heed; -- generally with to; as, to see to the house. [1913 Webster]

See that ye fall not out by the way. --Gen. xlv. 24. [1913 Webster]

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 calculation. [1913 Webster]

Cassio's a proper man, let me see now, To get his place. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: See is sometimes used in the imperative for look, or behold. ``See. see! upon the banks of Boyne he stands.'' --Halifax. [1913 Webster]

{To see about a thing}, to pay attention to it; to consider it.

{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 fire. [1913 Webster]


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