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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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According to the paper, Ramsden was filming children feeding ducks in a Guildford park while Graham kept watch.
Naseem Sarwar, 43 - described by her defence as "the wee woman from the Post Office" kept watch while three men - one wearing a Satan mask - beat and tied up her youngest brother.
A passer-by raised the alarm after seeing four of the gang in a silver Vauxhall Astra and a fifth who kept watch from a motorbike.
Hindu groups supporting BJP sponsored advertisements in several local daily newspapers that portrayed a bishop forcibly converting a "tribal person" (as some indigenous people are labeled) as a henchman kept watch on a cage holding other tribal people to be baptized "on orders of the Pope.
kept watch over my cradle and accompanied me all my life," noted innovative Norwegian artist Edward Munch.
One of them put the knife to the throat of a worker and demanded cash whilst the other kept watch.
A helicopter kept watch as officers moved in to arrest him.