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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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However, he tracks her down to get the watch back and in the process they build a relationship.
Daly tells Roy he cares less about the antiques, but he wants the watch back.
Don't you wish you had that option in a relationship to be able to watch back your arguments so you can see who was right and who was wrong?
DON'T people have enough austerity in their lives without having to watch back to back telly programmes on how to be more thrifty?
then like Antonio Machado, I ser my watch back 24 hours.
The ground might have been a bit slower than ideal, so provided the error hasn't dented his confidence he is one to watch back on a decent surface.
Our wedding ceremony was broadcast live over the internet through the chapel website for all friends and family to watch back home, and everyone commented on how emotional and personal it was, which is what we always wanted.
A final call into Kiel heralds the return transit of the Kiel Canal, bringing Black Watch back to Southampton.
The singer was uneasy with her decision to film the TV show, telling her followers it was cringey to watch back.
Prasad's grandchildren had requested it to stop the auction and bring the historic watch back to India.
to cats at Fairfield, and in He will take the watch back to the club when next in Liverpool, in the meantime if the person who lost the watch sees this letter they can get in touch and know the watch is safe.