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watch listnoun [C]

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 ofinvestments. 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.
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