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watch

noun advertency, alertness, attention, charge, concern, custody, guard, heed, inspection, lookout, observation, oversight, precaution, regard, safekeeping, sentinel, sentry, shift, spell of work, supervision, surveillance, view, vigil, vigilance, ward, watchfulness

watch

verb attend, be a spectator, be careful, be cauuious of, be closely observant, be on guard, be on the alert, be on the lookout, behold, contemplate, espy, eye, gaze at, guard, heed, inspect, keep under observation, look after, look at, mark, mind, monitor, not lose sight of, note, notice, observe, oversee, pay attention to, peer, perceive, police, preserve, regard, safeguard, scan, scrutinize, stare at, survey, take care, take care of, tend, view, witness
See also: care, charge, check, concern, custody, examine, harbor, heed, monitor, note, notice, observation, observe, oversee, patrol, peruse, police, precaution, preserve, regard, safekeeping, scrutinize, spy, superintend, supervision, surveillance, survey, ward, witness

WATCH, police. To watch is, properly speaking, to stand sentry and attend guard during the night time: certain officers called watchmen are appointed in most of the United States, whose duty it is to arrest all persons who are violating the law, or breaking the peace. (q.v.) Vide 1 Bl. Com. 356; 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 14, 20.

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