: to go and spend time with
someone, especially in their home
I visit my grandparents at least once a
Paul visited her every day when she was in
We won't be that far away—you'll be able to
come and visit.
go to see/go and see
: to visit
see/go and see''
In everyday English, people often say that
they ''come/go to see'' someone, rather than ''visit'' them.
''come/go to see''
He's gone to Scotland to see his family.
I'm going to see my brother and his family
Better go and see your father tonight.
Why don't you go and see your mother?
You really should go see Mattie some time.
go over/go around/go round
visit someone at their house, especially if they live close to you
I saw your Mum today, and I promised that
we'd go round later.
go over/go around/go round to
Let's get a bottle of wine and go over to
come over/come around/come round
if someone comes over or comes round , they visit you at your house, especially
if they live close to you
I'll come over at about 7 o'clock.
Why don't you come round later and we'll
discuss it over dinner?
pay a visit
: to visit someone,
especially for a particular reason
pay a visit to somebody
Your hand looks very swollen. I think you
should pay a visit to the doctor.
pay somebody a visit
Isn't it time you paid your mother a visit?
: to visit someone that
you have not seen for a long time, while you are spending some time in the area
where they live
look somebody up
I'll give you my address so you can look me
up whenever you're in London.
Don't forget to look me up when you come to
look up somebody
I looked up a few old friends while I was
: if a lot of
people, especially members of your family, descend on you, all of them suddenly
visit you at the same time and may not be welcome
Sorry for just descending on you like this,
Pam—we had nowhere else to stay.
The following week all my family descended