the act of looking out for or anticipating something; lookout: Keep a watchout for dishonest behavior.
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How to use watchout in a sentence
He never tired of warning them to watch out for cars when they crossed the street.How Brooklyn’s First Ice Cream Girl Fought City Hall–and Won | Michael Daly | October 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You gotta watch out for those former bartenders from Kenosha, Wisconsin.Mark Ruffalo Blasts Iraq’s GOP Warmongers, Talks ‘Begin Again’ and ‘Avengers’ | Marlow Stern | June 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Watch out for:“Just like their conventional counterparts, gluten-free cereals can also be loaded with added sugars,” Begun says.
Watch out for:“Avoid bars with an added sugar as the first ingredient,” Begun says.
Watch out for:Beware of starches and white rice flour leading the pack on the ingredients label.
But I figgered he was paid to watch out for sich things, and I didn't want to interfere none.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
The count took a very elegant watch out of his pocket and looked at the time.Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) | Alexandre Dumas, fils
He was masculine, and had not the quick instinct to stand by the window and watch out, to ease impatience.The Butterfly House | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
So now you hear me, an I warn you proper, stand clear o me, or watch out for squalls!Cursed | George Allan England
And I makes up my mind I will watch out fur that feeling of being drawed wherever I goes after this.Danny's Own Story | Don Marquis
British Dictionary definitions for watch out
(intr, adverb) to be careful or on one's guard
a less common word for lookout (def. 1)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with watchout
see look out; watch it.
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