overwatch

[ oh-ver-woch ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈwɒtʃ /

verb (used with object)

to watch over.
Archaic. to weary by keeping awake.

Origin of overwatch

First recorded in 1555–65; over- + watch

Related forms

o·ver·watch·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for overwatch

  • Like legendary sentinels of a vanished past, they seem to overwatch the valley.

    Mexico|Charles Reginald Enock

British Dictionary definitions for overwatch

overwatch

/ (ˌəʊvəˈwɒtʃ) /

verb (tr)

to watch over
archaic to fatigue with long watching or lack of sleep
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