sightsee(redirected from sightsaw)
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intr.v. sight·saw (-sô′), sight·seen (-sēn′), sight·see·ing, sight·sees
To tour sights of interest.
vb, -sees, -seeing, -saw or -seen
informal to visit the famous or interesting sights of (a place)
to go about seeing places and things of interest: In Rome, we only had two days to sightsee.
usage: As a back formation from sightseeing, this verb has only a present tense and a present participle, by which various past and future tenses can be formed: We were/had been sightseeing all day. We will be sightseeing for the next two hours. These tenses are also commonly expressed by the phrase go sightseeing.
Past participle: sightseen