Translation of vigilar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1.1 (cuidar, atender) to watch vigila la leche para que no se salga watch the milk so that it doesn't boil over tengo que vigilar a los niños I have to keep an eye on o/or to watch the children vigila tu peso watch your weight 1.2 [preso] to guard, keep watch on; [frontera] to patrol; [local/zona] to guard, patrol, keep watch on; [examen] to proctor (inglés norteamericano/American English) to invigilate at (inglés británico/British English) varios policías vigilaban la entrada several police officers were guarding the entrance vigilaba cualquier movimiento sospechoso she was watching for any suspicious movement 1.3 [familiar/colloquial] (espiar) to watch creo que nos están vigilando I think we're being watched
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