Translation of watch in Spanish:
- 1 countable (timepiece)what's the time by your watch?(before noun) watch band o (British English) strap¿qué hora tienes?correa (feminine) de relojExample sentences
- Digital alarm clocks and watches operate weirdly and are often indecipherable.
- Today we calibrate our watches with atomic clocks, but back then there was no timepiece more reliable than the rotating Earth itself.
- Later, though, they curse me for being delayed in clocking out when the watches on their wrists clearly show it is time to go.
- 2 uncountable (observation) watch
onsomethingduring his watch on the houseto be on the watchmientras vigilaba la casa forsomebody/somethingshe was on the watch for the postmanpolice have warned people to be on the watch for burglarsestaba esperando a ver si veía al carterothe mother is constantly on the watch for possible dangerla policía ha advertido a la gente que tenga cuidado con los ladronesto keep watchla madre está constantemente alerta por si hay algún peligroto keep watch over something/somebodyhacer guardiaI left her to keep watch over the bagsvigilar algo/a alguiento keep a watch on something/somebodyla dejé vigilando las maletasyou should keep a closer watch on those childrenvigilar algo/a alguienI keep a strict watch on what I eatdeberías vigilar mejor a esos niñoskeep a watch (out) for the postmanvigilo mucho lo que comoestáte atenta a ver cuándo llega el carteroExample sentences
- I want to raise one or two other things just as examples to assure the House that I have been keeping a close watch on its concerns.
- The international community will be keeping a close watch on the results.
- He must know that the police are keeping a close watch on the area.
- 3 3.1 countable (period of time) I took the first watchit happened on Mr Bloom's watchyo hice la primera guardiathe still watches of the night [literary]ocurrió mientras Mr Bloom estaba a cargo3.2 countable (individual)las vigilias [literary](group)the officer of the watchel oficial de guardiaExample sentences3.3 uncountable (duty) See examples: to be on watch
- I believe the steward is about to call the starboard watch to lunch, sir.
- 1 to watch televisionnow, watch this carefully now watch how an expert does itver or mirar televisiónto watch somebody/something +ahora mira cómo lo hace un experto
infinitiveI watched his eyes fill with tearswe watched the children open their presentsvi como se le llenaban los ojos de lágrimaswe watched the sun go downmiramos como los niños abrían sus regalosmiramos la puesta de sol
- 2 2.1 (keep under observation)(suspect/house/somebody's movements)we're being watcheda watched kettle o pot never boilsnos están vigilando2.2 (look after) 2.3 (pay attention to) watch what you're doing!el que espera desesperawatch the road!¡mira lo que haces!I've got to watch the time¡mira la carretera!the staff are always watching the clocktengo que estar atenta a la horainvestors are watching the situation with interestlos empleados están siempre pendientes del relojlos inversores están siguiendo la situación muy de cercaExample sentences
- All the inmates had to be protected and watched over, and any problems that arose would have to be sorted out at once.
- I know they were there for my own protection, but I was sick of being watched over.
- She felt she knew him, knew him intimately, that he personally protected her and watched over her.
- 3 (be careful of)(diet/weight)we'll have to watch what we spendtener cuidado conwatch what you saytendremos que mirar (mucho) lo que gastamosyou've got to watch herten cuidado con lo que diceswatch yourself on that ladder! [colloquial]tienes que andarte con cuidado con ellawatch your head!¡cuidado, no te vayas a caer de la escalera!watch how you go! [colloquial]¡cuidado con la cabeza!watch they give you the right change¡ve con cuidado!watch it! [colloquial]fíjate que te den bien el cambio¡cuidado!¡ojo! [colloquial]¡abusado! (Mexico) [colloquial]Example sentences
- There aren't many people who have extra weight that workout/exercise regularly and watch their intake.
- If you start watching your diet along with exercising, you're sure to see changes in your figure.
- She kept her body slim and healthy with regular exercise and watching the amount of food she ate.
- They have to watch out and be really careful.
- But he warned pranksters to watch out as the fire service was taking action to cut figures by a further five per cent each year.
- During one such meeting, the residents are warned that their house servants may be spies and to watch out.
- 1 1.1 (look on) we watched carefully as she did itthe whole country watched as the events unfoldedmiramos con atención mientras lo hacía1.2 (pay attention)la nación entera siguió el desarrollo de los acontecimientosExample sentences1.3 (wait for) See examples:to watch
- Members of the anti-war movement should be watching these developments closely.
- A spokesman said it was watching developments with interest.
- Big food firms are watching developments with keen interest.
forsomething/somebodyto watch for somebody/something to +esperar algo/a alguien infinitivehe was watching for the lights to changeesperar a quealguien/algo + subjunctiveestaba esperando a que cambiara el semáforoExample sentences
- For a brief moment all the fighting stopped as everyone watched one of the infantry barracks go up in a great ball of fire.
- As soon as they reached a safe place to stand, everyone stopped and watched her.
- In that 13-second time span, people just watched to see which one will become victorious.
- 1.1 (be careful)
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