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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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And Jones would like to think that any pupils watching back in the UK can take inspiration from his unorthodox journey to the Winter Olympics - moving to France because of a need for international standard training and a partner.
What a relief for those brave enough to back her at 1-6 and the thousands watching back home in Melbourne.
They always want to see us get one over on the English, so I'm sure there'll be plenty watching back home hoping for a positive result.
They always want to see us get one over on the English so I'm sure they'll be plenty watching back home hoping for a positive result.
I am sure there are plenty watching back home and hoping for a positive result in the match.
When he takes the field for the first time, Hart fans watching back in Santa Clarita will see a much different player than they might remember.