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Translation of "watch" - English-Spanish dictionary

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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