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watch

watch

 
 
pronunciation:
wach
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
watch it, watch out
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phrase: watch it
phrase: watch out
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: watched, watches, watching
definition 1: to look closely or carefully.
He watched as the bug crawled across the table.
synonyms:
look
similar words:
contemplate, gaze, see, stare
definition 2: to look or wait in anticipation (usually followed by "for").
Watch for our spring sales.
synonyms:
wait
similar words:
look
definition 3: to be careful.
Watch that you don't cut yourself.
definition 4: to look at closely or with continued attention.
We sat in the theater and watched a movie.
synonyms:
regard
antonyms:
ignore
similar words:
contemplate, drink in, examine, observe, perceive, scrutinize, see, view, witness
definition 5: to guard or tend attentively.
Grandmother is watching the children.
synonyms:
guard, tend
antonyms:
neglect
similar words:
look after, mind, protect, supervise, take care of
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or a period of staying awake.
He took the first watch to guard the ship.
synonyms:
inspection, observation
similar words:
regard
definition 2: the act of guarding or protecting.
She kept a close watch on her brother.
synonyms:
lookout
similar words:
guard, observation, oversight, wake
definition 3: a small device for measuring and showing the time, often worn on the wrist.
 
synonyms:
wrist watch
similar words:
clock, stopwatch
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