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watch British & World English

Look at or observe attentively over a period of time

watch English Thesaurus

Philippa continued to watch him as he spoke

count the pennies British & World English

Be careful about how much one spends

mind one's step British & World English

Used as a warning to someone to walk or act carefully

the watch in watch British & World 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 British & World English

A pocket watch

watch cap British & World English

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

binge-watch British & World English

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

Black Watch British & World English

The Royal Highland Regiment

clock-watch British & World English

(Of an employee) be overly keen not to work more than one’s allotted hours

hate-watch British & World English

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

lever watch British & World English

A watch with a lever escapement

night watch British & World English

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

keep watch British & World English

Stay on the lookout for danger or trouble

watch case British & World English

A metal case enclosing the works of a watch

watch chain British & World English

A metal chain securing a pocket watch

watch glass British & World English

A glass disc covering the dial of a watch

watch-house British & World English

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

watch list British & World English

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

middle watch British & World English

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

morning watch British & World English

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

people-watch British & World English

Spend time idly observing people in a public place

pocket watch British & World English

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

quartz watch British & World English

A watch operated by vibrations of an electrically driven quartz crystal

watch spring British & World English

A mainspring in a watch

Watch Committee British & World English

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

watch the time British & World English

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

watch it/yourself in watch British & World English

Be careful (used as a warning or threat)

watch one's mouth British & World English

Be careful about what one says

neighbourhood watch British & World English

A scheme of systematic local vigilance by householders to discourage crime, especially burglary

watch this space British & World English

Further developments are expected and more information will be given later

be on the watch British & World English

Be on the alert for something, especially a possible danger

watch one's back British & World English

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

watch over in watch British & World English

Observe and guard in a protective way

watch for in watch British & World English

Look out or be on the alert for

watch the world go by British & World English

Spend time observing other people going about their business

watch someone like a hawk British & World English

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

keep watch in watch British & World English

Stay on the lookout for danger or trouble

watch one's mouth in mouth British & World English

Be careful about what one says

mind one's step in step British & World English

Used as a warning to someone to walk or act carefully

watch one's back in watch British & World English

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

watch the time in watch British & World English

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

smartwatch British & World English

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

port watch in watch British & World English

The officers and crew on duty during a watch


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