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see someone off

to accompany one to the point of departure for a trip and say good-bye upon departure. We went to the train station to see Andy off. We saw off all the scouts going to camp.
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see someone off something

to accompany someone who is leaving something; to escort someone away from something. I saw the elderly lady off the station platform safely. The emcee saw the contestants off the stage.
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see somebody off

also see off somebody
to go with someone to the place where they will begin a trip My parents saw me off at the airport. Families gathered at the dock to see off the sailors.
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see off

v.
To be with someone when he or she is leaving in order to say goodbye: We saw off our guests at the door. They came to the airport to see us off.
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