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/ wCtF; wBtF/ n 1 [C] (a) (in a ship) period of duty (usu four hours) for part of the crew : the middle watch, ie midnight to 4 am 4 * the `dog watches, ie 4 pm to 6 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm 4668. (b) part (usu half) of a ship's crew on duty during such a period . 2 [sing] (a) the watch (formerly) body of men employed to go through the streets, esp at night, in order to protect people and their property : the constables of the watch * call out the watch . (b) person or group of people employed to watch sb/sth : The police put a watch on the suspect's house. . 3 [C usu pl ] (arch or fml ) period of time when one is awake during the night : in the long watches of the night . 4 (idm ) keep `watch (for sb/sth) stay watching (for sb/sth) []: post a guard to keep `watch while the others sleep . keep a close eye/watch on sb/sth => close1. on `watch on duty, eg as a member of a ship's crew or as a guard . (be) on (the) `watch (for sb/sth) (be) watching for sb/sth, esp possible danger , : Be on the watch for a sudden change in the patient's condition. . * The police warned people to be on the watch for intruders. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:42:41
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watch
/ wCtF; wBtF/ v 1 (a) [I, Tn, Tw no passive , Tng, Tni no passive ] look at (sb/sth); observe []; : The students watched as the surgeon performed the operation. . * He watched to see (ie in order to see) what would happen. . * Watch me carefully. . * Watch what I do and how I do it. . * She had a feeling that she was being watched, ie spied on. . * She watched the children crossing/as they crossed the road, ie observed them as they did it (but not necessarily from start to finish). . * She watched the children cross the road, ie observed the action from start to finish. . (b) [Tn] look at (television, sport, etc) as an entertainment : Are you going to play or will you just watch? ? * Do you watch football on television? ? * The match was watched by over twenty thousand people. . 2 [Ipr, Tn] ~ (over) sb/sth guard or protect sb/sth; keep an eye on sb/sth []; ; : Could you watch (over) my clothes while I have a swim? ? * He felt that God was watching over him. . * We'll have to watch the children in case they get too tired. , . 3 [Ipr] ~ for sth look or wait attentively for sth : They are watching for further developments. . * You'll have to watch for the right moment. . 4 [Tn](infml ) be careful about (sb/sth), esp in order to keep him/it under control []: watch one's language, manners, tongue, etc * Watch yourself! ie Be careful what you do or say, or you will be punished. ! * watch every penny, ie be very careful about what one spends * Watch what you say about the project, they don't like criticism! , ! 5 [I, Ipr] ~ (at sth) (esp arch ) remain awake : watch all night at the bedside of a sick child . 6 (idm ) mind/watch one's step =>step2. `watch it (infml ) (esp imperative ) be careful ; ; . watch the `clock (infml derog , ) be careful not to work longer than the required time; think more about when one's work will finish than about the work itself . watch this `space (infml catchphrase , ) wait for further developments to be announced . watch the `time remain aware of what time it is (eg to avoid being late for sth) . watch the `world go by observe what is happening around one .7 (phr v) watch `out be on one's guard; keep looking out for possible trouble, etc , : Watch out! There's a car coming. ! . watch out for sb/sth be alert so that one notices sb/sth; look out for sb/sth []: The staff were asked to watch out for forged banknotes. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:42:41
watch
/ wCtF; wBtF/ n small instrument showing the time, worn on the wrist or (esp formerly) carried in a pocket ; ; : a pocket-watch * a wrist-watch * What time is it by your watch?/What does your watch say? ? Cf clock1 1.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:42:41
watch
/ wCtF; wBtF/ n small instrument showing the time, worn on the wrist or (esp formerly) carried in a pocket ; ; : a pocket-watch * a wrist-watch * What time is it by your watch?/What does your watch say? ? Cf clock1 1.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:42:41
watch
/ wCtF; wBtF/ v 1 (a) [I, Tn, Tw no passive , Tng, Tni no passive ] look at (sb/sth); observe []; : The students watched as the surgeon performed the operation. . * He watched to see (ie in order to see) what would happen. . * Watch me carefully. . * Watch what I do and how I do it. . * She had a feeling that she was being watched, ie spied on. . * She watched the children crossing/as they crossed the road, ie observed them as they did it (but not necessarily from start to finish). . * She watched the children cross the road, ie observed the action from start to finish. . (b) [Tn] look at (television, sport, etc) as an entertainment : Are you going to play or will you just watch? ? * Do you watch football on television? ? * The match was watched by over twenty thousand people. . 2 [Ipr, Tn] ~ (over) sb/sth guard or protect sb/sth; keep an eye on sb/sth []; ; : Could you watch (over) my clothes while I have a swim? ? * He felt that God was watching over him. . * We'll have to watch the children in case they get too tired. , . 3 [Ipr] ~ for sth look or wait attentively for sth : They are watching for further developments. . * You'll have to watch for the right moment. . 4 [Tn](infml ) be careful about (sb/sth), esp in order to keep him/it under control []: watch one's language, manners, tongue, etc * Watch yourself! ie Be careful what you do or say, or you will be punished. ! * watch every penny, ie be very careful about what one spends * Watch what you say about the project, they don't like criticism! , ! 5 [I, Ipr] ~ (at sth) (esp arch ) remain awake : watch all night at the bedside of a sick child . 6 (idm ) mind/watch one's step =>step2. `watch it (infml ) (esp imperative ) be careful ; ; . watch the `clock (infml derog , ) be careful not to work longer than the required time; think more about when one's work will finish than about the work itself . watch this `space (infml catchphrase , ) wait for further developments to be announced . watch the `time remain aware of what time it is (eg to avoid being late for sth) . watch the `world go by observe what is happening around one .7 (phr v) watch `out be on one's guard; keep looking out for possible trouble, etc , : Watch out! There's a car coming. ! . watch out for sb/sth be alert so that one notices sb/sth; look out for sb/sth []: The staff were asked to watch out for forged banknotes. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:42:41

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