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Dictionary definition for: Watch

1. (n) a small portable timepiece

2. (v) look attentively; "watch a basketball game"

3. (n) a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship''s crew are on duty

4. (v) follow with the eyes or the mind; "Keep an eye on the baby, please!" "The world is watching Sarajevo" "She followed the men with the binoculars"

5. (n) a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe

6. (v) see or watch; "view a show on television" "This program will be seen all over the world" "view an exhibition" "Catch a show on Broadway" "see a movie"

7. (n) the period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty

8. (v) observe with attention; "They watched as the murderer was executed"

9. (n) a person employed to watch for something to happen

10. (v) be vigilant, be on the lookout, be on one''s guard, be careful; "Watch out for pickpockets!"

11. (n) a devotional watch (especially on the eve of a religious festival)

12. (v) observe or determine by looking; "Watch how the dog chases the cats away"

13. (v) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French" "See whether it works" "find out if he speaks Russian" "Check whether the train leaves on time"

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