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English definition of “watch over sb”

watch over sb

phrasal verb with watch     /wɒtʃ/ US  /wɑːtʃ/ verb
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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