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  1. watch
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  2. v. verb

    • 1. look at or observe attentively, typically over a period of time:

      Lucy watched him go as she watched, two women came into the garden everyone stopped to watch what was going on
      Synonym : observe, view, look at, eye, gaze at, stare at, gape at, peer at, contemplate, survey, keep an eye on, inspect, scrutinize, scan, examine, study, ogle, gawk at, regard, mark, check out, get a load of, eyeball, behold
    • 2. keep under careful, protective, or secret observation:

      there aren't enough staff to watch him properly he told me my telephones were tapped and I was being watched
      Synonym : spy on, keep in sight, track, monitor, survey, follow, keep under surveillance, surveil, keep tabs on, stake out, look after, mind, keep an eye on, take care of, supervise, tend, attend to, guard, safeguard, protect, babysit, guard, protect, shield, defend, safeguard, cover, patrol, police
    • 3. observe and guard in a protective way:

      I guess I can rest a while, with you here to watch over me
    • 4. follow closely or maintain an interest in:

      the girls watched the development of this relationship with incredulity
    • 5. exercise care, caution, or restraint about:

      most women watch their diet during pregnancy you should watch what you say!
      Synonym : be careful, mind, be aware of, pay attention to, consider, pay heed to
    • 6. look out or be on the alert for:

      in spring and summer, watch for kingfishers watch out for broken glass
    • 7. be careful:

      credit-card fraud is on the increase, so watch out
    • 8. be careful (used as a warning or threat):

      if anyone finds out, you're dead meat; so watch it
    • 9. remain awake for the purpose of religious observance:

      she watched whole nights in the church

    n. noun

    • 1. a small timepiece worn typically on a strap on one's wrist.

    • 2. an act or instance of carefully observing someone or something over a period of time:

      the security forces have been keeping a close watch on our activities
    • 3. a period of vigil during which a person is stationed to look out for danger or trouble, typically during the night:

      Murray took the last watch before dawn
    • 4. a fixed period of duty on a ship, usually lasting four hours.

    • 5. the officers and crew on duty during a watch.

    • 6. a watchman or group of watchmen who patrolled and guarded the streets of a town before the introduction of the police force.

    • 7. a body of soldiers making up a guard.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: watch, plural noun: watches

    • v.: verb: watch, 3rd person present: watches, gerund or present participle: watching, past tense: watched, past participle: watched

    • verb

      look at or observe attentively over a period of time:

      keep under careful, protective, or secret observation:

    • noun

      a small timepiece worn typically on a strap on one's wrist.

      an act or instance of carefully observing someone or something over a period of time:

    • n. noun

      the period from 4 to 8 a.m. on board a ship.
    • n. noun

      a metal chain securing a pocket watch.
    • n. noun

      a list of individuals, groups, or items that require close surveillance, typically for legal or political reasons.
    • n. noun

      a close-fitting knitted cap of a kind worn by members of the US Navy in cold weather.
    • n. noun

      a mainspring in a watch.
    • n. noun

      a religious service held on New Year's Eve or Christmas Eve.
    • n. noun

      a program of systematic local vigilance by residents of a neighborhood to discourage crime, especially burglary.
    • n. noun

      the period from midnight to 4 a.m. on board a ship.
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