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see someone off

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Take leave of someone, as in We saw our guests off at the door, or They came to the airport to see us off. This expression was first recorded in 1809. Also see see out, def. 1.

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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