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watch over sb

verb uk phrasal verb with watch   /wɒtʃ/ us    /wɑːtʃ/
to protect someone and make certain that they are safe: The prince has two bodyguards watching over him every hour of the day.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
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