Meaning of WATCH in English


n. 25B6; verb

she watched him as he spoke : 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, regard, mark; informal check out, get a load of, recce; Brit. informal have a butcher's at; N. Amer. informal eyeball; poetic/literary behold.

he was being watched by the police : SPY ON, keep in sight, track, monitor, survey, follow, keep under surveillance; informal keep tabs on, stake out.

will you watch the kids? : LOOK AFTER, mind, keep an eye on, take care of, supervise, tend, attend to; guard, safeguard, protect.

we stayed to watch the boat : GUARD, protect, shield, defend, safeguard; cover, patrol, police.

watch what you say : BE CAREFUL, mind, be aware of, pay attention to, consider, pay heed to.

ignore, neglect.

25B6; noun

Bill looked at his watch : TIMEPIECE, chronometer; wristwatch, pocket watch, stopwatch. See list at clock .

we kept watch on the yacht : GUARD, vigil, lookout, an eye; observation, surveillance, vigilance.

25A0; watch out/it/yourself BE CAREFUL, be watchful, be on your guard, beware, be wary, be cautious, mind out, look out, pay attention, take heed, take care, keep an eye open/out, keep one's eyes peeled, be vigilant.

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