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watch US English

Look at or observe attentively, typically over a period of time

watch US Thesaurus

she watched him as he spoke

pinch pennies US English

Be careful about how much one spends

the watch in watch US English

A watchman or group of watchmen who patrolled and guarded the streets of a town before the introduction of the police force

fob watch US English

A pocket watch

watch cap US English

A close-fitting knitted cap of a kind worn by members of the US Navy in cold weather

binge-watch US English

Watch multiple episodes of (a television program) in rapid succession, typically by means of DVDs or digital streaming

Black Watch US English

The Royal Highland Regiment

hate-watch US English

Watch (a television program) for the sake of the enjoyment one derives from mocking or criticizing it

lever watch US English

A watch with a lever escapement

night watch US English

A period at night during which a person or group of people is stationed to look out for danger or trouble

keep watch US English

Stay on the lookout for danger or trouble

watch chain US English

A metal chain securing a pocket watch

watch glass US English

A glass disc covering the dial of a watch

watch-house US English

A building, now usually attached to a police station, in which criminal suspects are held under temporary arrest

watch list US English

A list of individuals, groups, or items that require close surveillance, typically for legal or political reasons

watch night US English

A religious service held on New Year’s Eve or Christmas Eve

middle watch US English

The period from midnight to 4 a.m. on board a ship

morning watch US English

The period from 4 to 8 a.m. on board a ship

people-watch US English

Spend time idly observing people in a public place

pocket watch US English

A watch on a chain, intended to be carried in the pocket of a jacket or vest

quartz watch US English

A watch operated by vibrations of an electrically driven quartz crystal

watch spring US English

A mainspring in a watch

Watch Committee US English

(In the UK) the committee of a county borough council dealing with policing and public lighting

neighborhood watch US English

A program of systematic local vigilance by residents of a neighborhood to discourage crime, especially burglary

watch the time US English

Ensure that one is aware of the time in order to avoid being late

watch it/yourself in watch US English

Be careful (used as a warning or threat)

watch the clock US English

(Of an employee) be overly strict or zealous about not working more than one’s required hours

watch one's mouth US English

Be careful about what one says

watch this space US English

Further developments are expected and more information will be given later

be on the watch US English

Be carefully looking out for something, especially a possible danger

watch one's back US English

Protect oneself (or someone else) against danger from an unexpected source

watch one's step US English

Used as a warning to someone to walk or act carefully

watch over in watch US English

Observe and guard in a protective way

watch for in watch US English

Look out or be on the alert for

watch someone like a hawk US English

Keep a vigilant eye on someone, especially to check that they do nothing wrong

keep watch in watch US English

Stay on the lookout for danger or trouble

watch one's mouth in mouth US English

Be careful about what one says

watch one's back in watch US English

Protect oneself (or someone else) against danger from an unexpected source

watch one's step in watch US English

Used as a warning to someone to walk or act carefully

watch the time in watch US English

Ensure that one is aware of the time in order to avoid being late

deathwatch US English

A vigil kept beside a dead or dying individual

smartwatch US English

A mobile device with a touchscreen display, designed to be worn on the wrist

watchcase US English

A metal case enclosing the works of a watch


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