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  1. [noun] a small portable timepiece
    Synonyms: ticker

  2. [noun] a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty

  3. [noun] a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
    Synonyms: vigil

  4. [noun] the period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty

  5. [noun] a person employed to watch for something to happen
    Synonyms: lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, spotter, scout, picket

  6. [noun] a devotional watch (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
    Synonyms: vigil

  7. [verb] look attentively; "watch a basketball game"

  8. [verb] follow with the eyes or the mind; "Keep an eye on the baby, please!"; "The world is watching Sarajevo"; "She followed the men with the binoculars"
    Synonyms: observe, follow, over, keep an eye on

  9. [verb] see or watch; "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie"
    Synonyms: view, see, catch, take in

  10. [verb] observe with attention; "They watched as the murderer was executed"
    Synonyms: look on

  11. [verb] be vigilant, be on the lookout, be on one's guard, be careful; "Watch out for pickpockets!"
    Synonyms: look out, out

  12. [verb] observe or determine by looking; "Watch how the dog chases the cats away"

  13. [verb] find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"
    Synonyms: determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, learn


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