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sightsee

[sahyt-see] /ˈsaɪtˌsi/
verb (used without object)
1.
to go about seeing places and things of interest:
In Rome, we only had two days to sightsee.
verb (used with object)
2.
to go about seeing the major sights of:
We had only two days to sightsee Rome.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; back formation from sightseer or sightseeing
Related forms
sightseer, noun
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sightsee

/ˈsaɪtˌsiː/
verb -sees, -seeing, -saw, -seen
1.
(informal) to visit the famous or interesting sights of (a place)
Derived Forms
sightseer, noun
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