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English definition of “watch”

watch

verb (LOOK AT)   /wɑtʃ, wɔtʃ/
to look at something for a period of time: [T] He spent the evening watching an old movie on TV. [+ to infinitive] The police were watching to see who left the house. [T] Do you want me to watch the kids (= notice what they are doing and care for them) when you go out?
(Definition of watch verb (LOOK AT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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