Definition of clap or lay or set eyes on in English:

clap (or lay or set) eyes on

informal See: I’d never clapped eyes on the guy before
More example sentences
  • It was the most amazing sight Meg had ever laid eyes on.
  • At this point in my lesson I had not set eyes on as much as a rotor, and did not fully comprehend where my instructor was coming from, but it wasn't long before the penny began to drop.
  • As they pulled out, families rushed to the border fence to see relatives they had not set eyes on since 1948.
Synonyms
see, observe, notice, spot, sight, have sight of, spy, catch sight of, glimpse, catch/get a glimpse of, make out, discern, perceive, pick out, detect
literary behold, espy, descry
see, spot, observe, regard, notice, catch sight of, view, perceive, discern, spy
informal clap/set eyes on, clock
literary behold, espy, descry
See parent entry: eye

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