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watch

watch

 
 
pronunciation:
wach
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
watch it, watch out, watch oneself
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: watched, watches, watching
definition 1: to use one's eyes to observe with uninterrupted attention.
He watched as everyone else danced.
synonyms:
look, regard
similar words:
contemplate, gaze, see, stare
definition 2: to look or wait in alert expectation (usu. fol. by for).
Could you watch for the taxi while I get my bag?Watch for our spring sales!
synonyms:
wait
similar words:
look
definition 3: to keep a vigil, esp. through the night.
She watched carefully over her patient.
similar words:
guard, protect, sit
definition 4: to be careful or alert.
Watch that you don't cut yourself with knife.
similar words:
mind
phrase: watch it
phrase: watch out
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to use one's eyes to observe (something) with uninterrupted attention.
The couple were kissing and not watching the movie at all.She watched the dog run after the ball one last time.He watched the children playing by the pond while he sat on a park bench eating his lunch.
synonyms:
look, look at, regard, stare
antonyms:
ignore
similar words:
contemplate, drink in, examine, observe, perceive, scrutinize, see, view, witness
definition 2: to guard or tend attentively.
The children's grandmother is watching them this afternoon.
synonyms:
guard, tend
antonyms:
neglect
similar words:
look after, mind, protect, supervise, take care of
definition 3: to stay informed about or aware of.
European leaders are watching the events taking place in Greece.
synonyms:
attend, follow, keep track of
similar words:
pore over
phrase: watch oneself
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or a period of staying expectantly awake or alert.
A young midshipman took the first watch that night.
synonyms:
inspection, observation
similar words:
night watch, observance, regard, scrutiny
definition 2: close or constant observation; vigil; guard.
She kept a close watch on their prisoner.
synonyms:
lookout, vigil
similar words:
eye, guard, observation, oversight, surveillance, wake
definition 3: a small, portable clock often worn on the wrist.
He saw she had a watch on her wrist and asked her the time.
 
synonyms:
wrist watch
similar words:
chronograph, chronometer, clock, stopwatch, timepiece
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