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CroCorwin

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If anyone can help, do you know when did this collocation appear in English, and if you do could you send me a page where it says so.
 

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I don't know when it first appeared, but historically, young men would ask parents if they could come by the house to see (visit, stop in) the daughter. Then they began "courting" (dating)

Today, "seeing someone" means that you spending time with someone in order to determine if it develops into deeper feelings.
 

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In British English, we don't use this expression that much (unless we've been watching too much American TV). We usually say 'I'm going out with someone.'
 
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