see off

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see off (third-person singular simple present sees off, present participle seeing off, simple past saw off, past participle seen off)

  1. To accompany someone to a point of departure; to ensure someone departs safely.
  2. To defeat.
    • 2011 October 15, Owen Phillips, “Stoke 2 - 0 Fulham”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Jon Walters and Rory Delap scored late goals as Stoke continued their unbeaten home start by seeing off Fulham with a dominant second-half display.