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
Until his incompetence affects her directly — say, with a sudden mass exodus of burned-out employees or a significant failure on his watch — she has little incentive to make further effort.It’s hard to get rid of a bad boss. Instead, try a ‘soft coup.’|Karla Miller|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Rebuilding Paradise is still a worthwhile watch for its emotional impact.
The watch also isn’t designed to work for an indoor pool swim in triathlon mode.This new workout watch can tell when you switch activities|Rob Verger|November 17, 2020|Popular Science
The National Weather Service is considering issuing a flood watch for the region.Heavy rain and isolated flooding forecast for Washington region Wednesday into Thursday|Jeffrey Halverson, Jason Samenow|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
The achilles heel of such robust watches is usually battery life, but Garmin addresses that with a glass lens that can keep it going for more than ten days on three hours of sunlight per day.
Empire will be hate-watched and may set off some conversations on its way from fading from our minds.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I watched SNL—the Eddie Murphy generation—and also SCTV with Rick Moranis.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In Rwanda, as we watched the young fathers hold their babies, we saw a contented look in their eyes.
Those who have watched anti-gay groups closely suggest that there will be two major strategic shifts in their strategy.
Because I was living with this story, I watched closely as Hollywood considered making a film about Selma.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The bear watched him narrowly with its wicked little eyes, though it did not see fit to cease its paw-licking.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Felipe watched over her as a lover might; her great mournful eyes followed his every motion.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
There was a deep silence throughout the whole bivouac; some were sleeping, and those who watched were in no humour for idle chat.
The two were standing together before the fire; Bernard watched Mrs. Vivian close the door softly behind her.Confidence|Henry James
The mother played her accompaniments and at the same time watched her daughter with greedy admiration and nervous apprehension.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
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)