Translation of "watch" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /wɒtʃ/ us /wɑtʃ/

A1 to look at something for a period of time

The kids are watching TV.
I watched him as he arrived.

to be careful about something

She has to watch what she eats.

Phrasal verb(s)

noun uk /wɒtʃ/ us /wɑtʃ/

A1 a small clock on a strap that you fasten around your arm

reloj de pulsera

[ no plural ] an act of watching or giving attention to something or someone

We’re keeping a / close watch on the situation.

(Translation of “watch” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /wotʃ/

a small instrument for telling the time by, worn on the wrist or carried in the pocket of a waistcoat etc

reloj (de bolsillo/pulsera)
He wears a gold watch
a wrist-watch.

a period of standing guard during the night

I’ll take the watch from two o’clock till six.

in the navy etc, a group of officers and men who are on duty at a given time

guardia, vigía
The night watch come(s) on duty soon.
watcher noun

observador, espectador
watchful adjective

alert and cautious

vigilante, atento
watchful eyes
If you are watchful, you are much less likely be robbed.
watchfully adverb

vigilantemente, con atención
watchfulness noun

watchdog noun

a dog which guards someone’s property etc

perro guardián
We leave a watchdog in the yard at night to scare away thieves.
watchmaker noun

a person who makes and repairs watches, clocks etc.

watchman noun (plural watchmen)

(often night-watchman) a man employed to guard a building etc against thieves, especially at night

The bank robbers shot the (night-)watchman.
watchtower noun

an old word for a tower on which a lookout is posted.

atalaya, torre de vigía
watchword noun

a motto or slogan used by members of a group of people who think (or act) alike

lema, consigna
Let freedom be our watchword!
keep watch

to be on guard

montar guardia, vigilar
He kept watch while the other soldiers slept.
watch one’s step

to be careful what one does or says

ir con pies de plomo
He’s in a bad mood, so watch your step and don’t say anything to upset him!
watch out phrasal verb (with for)

to be careful (of)

tener cuidado, vigilar
Watch out for the cars!
Watch out! The police are coming!
watch over phrasal verb

to guard or take care of

cuidar, velar
The mother bird is watching over her young.

(Translation of “watch” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)