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verb (used with object)
  1. to watch over.
  2. Archaic. to weary by keeping awake.
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Origin of overwatch

First recorded in 1555–65; over- + watch
Related formso·ver·watch·er, noun
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Historical Examples of overwatch

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


    Charles Reginald Enock

British Dictionary definitions for overwatch


verb (tr)
  1. to watch over
  2. archaic to fatigue with long watching or lack of sleep
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