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lay (or set or clap) eyes on

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

informal See: Harry has not laid eyes on Alice for twenty years
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, spot, observe, regard, view, catch sight of, set eyes on
literary behold, espy, descry
See parent entry: eye

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