[ sahyt-see ]
/ ˈsaɪtˌsi /
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verb (used without object)
to go about seeing places and things of interest: In Rome, we only had two days to sightsee.
verb (used with object)
to go about seeing the major sights of: We had only two days to sightsee Rome.
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Origin of sightsee
1825–35; back formation from sightseer or sightseeing
OTHER WORDS FROM sightseesightseer, noun
Words nearby sightsee
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How to use sightsee in a sentence
When you have a limited time in a new city, and are therefore unable to sightsee or indulge in tourism, you take what you can get.
British Dictionary definitions for sightsee
/ (ˈsaɪtˌsiː) /
verb -sees, -seeing, -saw or -seen
informal to visit the famous or interesting sights of (a place)
Derived forms of sightseesightseer, noun
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