sightsee

sightsee
sight•see
[[t]ˈsaɪtˌsi[/t]] v. i.
cvb to go about seeing places and things of interest:
In Rome, we only had two days to sightsee[/ex]
Etymology: 1825–35 sight′se`er, n. usage: As a back formation from sightseeing this verb has only a present tense and a present participle, by which various past and future tenses can be formed: We were/had been sightseeing all day. We will be sightseeing for the next two hours. These tenses are also commonly expressed by the phrase go sightseeing.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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