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Spanish translation of “watch”

watch

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
guardia
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
vigilancia
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.
relojero
watchman noun (plural watchmen) (often night-watchman) a man employed to guard a building etc against thieves, especially at night
guardián
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.
(Definition of watch from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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