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watch

verb
 
 
/wɒtʃ/
LOOK AT [I, T] A1 to look at something for a period of time: I watched him as he arrived. The kids are watching TV. I want to watch the news (= programme on television).Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
BE CAREFUL [T] B2 to be careful about something: She has to watch what she eats. Watch how you cross the road!Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
GIVE ATTENTION TO [T] to give attention to a situation that is changing: We'll be watching the case with interest. →  See also bird-watching , watch your step Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
(Definition of watch verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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