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English definition of “watch list”

watch list

a list of companies , investments , etc. whose activity is being closely followed , for example because there may be problems in the future : The fund appears on a watch list of investments . place /put sth on a watch list
a list of companies , people , etc. whose activity is being closely examined to check that they are not doing something illegal : an FBI/terrorist watch list A passenger was ordered off the flight because his name appeared on the FBI's watch list .
(Definition of watch list noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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