see around

see someone or something around something

to notice someone or something in the vicinity of something or near something. I saw the boys around the swings on the playground. Did you see my cat around the neighborhood anywhere?
See also: around, see

see around something

1. Lit. to see what is on the other side of or partially concealed by something. I could not see around the truck in front of me. Do you think I can see around corners?
2. Fig. to perceive someone's deception. I see around your trickery! We all see around your stated purpose!
See also: around, see