Definition of neighborhood watch in English:

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neighborhood watch

Pronunciation: /ˈnābərˌho͝od wäCH/

noun

A program of systematic local vigilance by residents of a neighborhood to discourage crime, especially burglary.
Example sentences
  • Luckily I was in smart pants and shirt or I'd have been dragged away by the local neighborhood watch.
  • The residents' group will be working with police and the neighbourhood watch to help build community spirit, hold fundraising events and tackle the rising crime.
  • Ian Brockman from Greenville, South Carolina: ‘If the Minutemen are a vigilante group, does that also make an organized neighborhood watch a vigilante group as well?’

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Syllabification: neigh·bor·hood watch

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