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watch

[ woch ]SEE DEFINITION OF watch
  • nounclock worn on body
  • nounlookout
  • verblook at
  • verbguard, protect

Synonyms for watch

  • timepiece
  • wristwatch
  • chronometer
  • stopwatch
  • ticker
  • timer
  • analog watch
  • digital watch
  • pocket watch
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WATCH

Just sit around and talk wise about me all you want to, but watch.

"I will wait ten minutes for him," said Haley, taking out his watch.

Friends had concealed her, and all had been on the watch for Moses.

The brothers must be on the watch, and ready to join her at a moment's warning.

They were much amused at my watch ticking, and all wanted to put their ears to hear it.

It was a sight to talk about to watch Jasper, and I'm thinkin' you could go him one better.

"It is an excellent resolve," said my companion, looking at his watch.

I watch the wife of my friend gathering poppies in the wheat.

I prefer to sit with my hands folded and watch the rest of you work.

You have not to watch lest He should forget, but to be ready when He gives you the lightest call.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wæccan "keep watch, be awake," from Proto-Germanic *wakojan; essentially the same word as Old English wacian "be or remain awake" (see wake (v.)); perhaps a Northumbrian form. Meaning "be vigilant" is from c.1200. That of "to guard (someone or some place), stand guard" is late 14c. Sense of "to observe, keep under observance" is mid-15c. Related: Watched; watching.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WATCH

attend

verbpay attention; apply oneself
  • catch
  • concentrate on
  • devote oneself
  • follow
  • get a load of
  • hear
  • hearken
  • heed
  • keep one's eye on
  • lend an ear
  • listen
  • listen up
  • look after
  • look on
  • mark
  • mind
  • note
  • notice
  • observe
  • occupy oneself with
  • pay heed
  • pick up
  • regard
  • see to
  • watch

babysat

verbcare for a child
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