1. in sexual senses.
(a) [19C] to have sexual intercourse.
(b) [1990s+] to have a sexual relationship with.
2. as interrog., do you understand?
3. in senses of SE see to.
(a) [mid-19C+] (orig. US) to visit a person, esp. a politician, in order to influence them, either legally or, more likely, illegally.
(b) [1900s] to take care of.
SE in slang uses
[17C–mid-18C] to be drunk.
1. to go out for a drink.
2. to urinate.
1. [mid-19C–1940s] (orig. US) to go for a drink; usu. in the form of an excuse before going out for a drink; cit. 1885 refers to an excuse for absenting oneself in order to visit one’s mistress.
2. [20C+] (also see a man about a bow-wow, ...a duck, ...a horse, ...a rose, see a cat about a horse) a euph. used to disguise one’s need or desire to visit the lavatory.
3. [1910s+] (also feed the dog, have a date about a dog, write a letter to a man about a dog) an excuse to leave.
[late 19C+] an excuse used by a married man slipping out to consummate an illicit affair.
see know a thing or two v.
[mid-18C–early 19C] to live as a prostitute.
[1990s+] (W.I.) to see how fast a person runs away.
[1990s+] (W.I.) to endure hardships, esp. in the hope of ultimate success.
[late 17C–early 19C] to check the state of one’s tavern bill.
[1980s+] to see if something works or runs.
[late 18C] drunk.
1. referring to a woman, sexual intercourse; also of homosexuals (see cite 1958).
2. referring to a man, a beating up, violence.
[1930s–50s] (Aus.) to visit the lavatory.
[1990s+] (W.I.) to reel from shock, to suffer a spell of dizziness.
1. [1930s+] to consume.
2. [1970s+] to deal with, to dismiss, to send away, to defeat.
3. [1980s+] (Aus. prison) to murder.
[1990s+] (W.I.) to find it hard to make enough money to live, to subsist, to suffer great hardship.
1. [late 19C+] (US) to have delirium tremens.
2. [late 19C+] (US, also study snakes) to be very drunk.
3. [1900s] to be in a state of shock.
[late 19C+] to take advantage of someone.
[mid-18C+] ‘to have a sensation as of flashes of light, produced by a sudden jarring of the head, as by a direct blow’ (Century Dict., 1891).
[1940s] (US drugs) to take cocaine to the extent that one hallucinates.
1. [late 16C] to have some experience of life.
2. [mid-17C] to be drunk.
3. [19C] to see the fashionable ‘sights’.
[late 19C–1900s] (US) to suffer delirium tremens.
[mid-18C–1900s] to make a refusal rudely or contemptuously.
[19C] of a woman, to have sexual intercourse.
[mid-19C+] to be particularly perceptive, to be intelligent, to be aware; sometimes ext. as see further through a brick wall than most.
[late 16C; 18C] to be aware, to understand what is going on.
[1980s+] to have sexual intercourse.
[mid-18C; 1920s] (US) to be drunk.
see under cat n.1
[1950s+] an all-purpose synon. for ‘goodbye’; almost always followed by the response in/after a while crocodile; an alternative response is on the Nile crocodile.
[1950s+] (US) a general phr. of farewell, ‘see you again’.
[1930s+] used as a synon. for goodbye.
[1920s+] (US) goodbye, see you later.
[1940s] (N.Z.) goodbye.
[1980s] (orig. US campus) a general excl. of dismissal, shut up! leave me alone!
[2000s] (US teen) goodbye!