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English definition of “neighbourhood watch”

neighbourhood watch

noun [C or U] UK (US neighborhood watch)    
a way of reducing crime by organizing the people who live in an area to watch each other's property and tell the police about possible criminalsRelating to detection and solving crimes
(Definition of neighbourhood watch noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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