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English definition of “watch list”

watch list

noun [C]     COMMERCE, FINANCE
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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