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watch

Definitions


[wɒtʃ], (Verb)

Definitions:
- look at or observe attentively over a period of time
(e.g: Lucy watched him go)

- exercise care, caution, or restraint about
(e.g: most women watch their diet during pregnancy)

- remain awake for the purpose of religious observance
(e.g: she watched whole nights in the church)


Phrases:
- be on the watch
- keep watch
- the watches of the night
- watch one's back
- watch the time
- watch the world go by

Origin:
Old English wæcce ‘watchfulness’, wæccende ‘remaining awake’; related to wake. The sense ‘small timepiece’ probably developed by way of a sense ‘alarm device attached to a clock’


[wɒtʃ], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a small timepiece worn typically on a strap on one's wrist
(e.g: my watch had stopped)

- an act or instance of carefully observing someone or something over a period of time
(e.g: the security forces have been keeping a close watch on our activities)

- a film or programme considered in terms of its appeal to the public
(e.g: this movie's an engrossing watch)

- a flock of nightingales
(e.g: a watch of nightingales began flying south)


Phrases:
- be on the watch
- keep watch
- the watches of the night
- watch one's back
- watch the time
- watch the world go by

Origin:




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