verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- a period of time, usually four hours, during which one part of a ship's crew is on duty, taking turns with another part.
- the officers and crew who attend to the working of a ship for an allotted period of time.
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Idioms for watch
- to be cautious.
- to practice discretion or self-restraint.
Origin of watch
synonym study for watch
OTHER WORDS FROM watchun·watched, adjectiveun·watch·ing, adjectivewell-watched, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for watch
Clad in a blue, striped button-down, a silver watch adorning his left wrist, Huckabee beams on the cover.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
People watch night soaps because the genre allows them to believe in a world where people just react off their baser instincts.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I watch every episode alone on my couch and I just sit there and laugh, and laugh.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Angry Birds at its simplest was the same way, though you wanted to watch things collapse and explode.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The inability to do anything besides binge-watch entire seasons on Netflix.
I seized the opportunity to watch what I supposed would be a most interesting interview, from behind a curtain.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
He produced a watch and studied it frowningly, then dismissed us and the recital of our troubles with a ponderous gesture.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
He is a hypochondriac now and would keep a close watch on his heir's health and habits; you may be sure of that.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
He heard Mohammedans alluding to a Brahmin as a leader—so might a wolf and a snake make common alliance against a watch dog.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
His duty it was to stand at the head of the scalding trough, watch in hand, to "time" the length of the scald, crying "Hog in!"
British Dictionary definitions for watch (1 of 2)
- a small portable timepiece, usually worn strapped to the wrist (a wristwatch) or in a waistcoat pocket
- (as modifier)a watch spring
- any of the usually four-hour periods beginning at midnight and again at noon during which part of a ship's crew are on duty
- those officers and crew on duty during a specified watch
Word Origin for watch
British Dictionary definitions for watch (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with watch
In addition to the idioms beginning with watch
- watched pot never boils, a
- watch it
- watch like a hawk
- watch my dust
- watch one's step
- watch out
- watch over
- keep watch
- look (watch) out
- on the lookout (watch)