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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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Table III also shows that 399 (60.4%) of the 661 up watches and 826 (57.2%) of the 1,444 down watches for which Moody's announcements are available are triggered by discrete events, indicating that up watches are more likely than down watches to be triggered by discrete events.
Panel A shows that the estimated coefficient on TotalAssets is positive and significant at the 1% level (two-sided tests throughout this section), suggesting that CRAs are more likely to issue watches for larger firms.
As expected, estimated coefficients on rating indicator variables (A, Baa, Ba, and Caa) and CostDebt are all negative and significant, indicating that CRAs are more likely to issue watches for firms with higher credit ratings and lower cost of debt.