Definition of hate-watch in English:

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[with object] informal
Watch (a television programme) for the sake of the enjoyment one derives from mocking or criticizing it: I hate-watched every single episode (as noun hate-watching) it was the year that hate-watching became our national pastime
More example sentences
  • While some hate-watch, others watch for the fairy tale, no matter how contrived or how damaging it is.
  • When it comes to shows people love to hate-watch, the news drama has become this season's must-see, only four episodes in.
  • That's also why I don't recap every episode of every show I like or hate-watch: I don't write unless I have something to say.



Example sentences
  • Any hate-watcher over the last few episodes should be crestfallen - the show has finally found its stride.
  • The show's legion of hate-watchers will likely be quick to point out that we probably could have picked up on the basics of that message without having it spelled out for us.
  • It has just the right amount of preposterous dialogue and clunky transitions to draw potential hate-watchers too.

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