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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Watch  \Watch\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Watched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Watching}.] 
  1.  To  give  heed  to  to  observe  the  actions  or  motions  of  for 
  any  purpose;  to  keep  in  view;  not  to  lose  from  sight  and 
  observation;  as  to  watch  the  progress  of  a  bill  in  the 
  legislature. 
 
  Saul  also  sent  messengers  unto  David's  house  to 
  watch  him  and  to  slay  him  --1  Sam.  xix. 
  11 
 
  I  must  cool  a  little,  and  watch  my  opportunity. 
  --Landor. 
 
  In  lazy  mood  I  watched  the  little  circles  die. 
  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  To  tend;  to  guard;  to  have  in  keeping. 
 
  And  flaming  ministers,  to  watch  and  tend  Their 
  earthy  charge.  --Milton. 
 
  Paris  watched  the  flocks  in  the  groves  of  Ida. 
  --Broome. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  watching 
  n  :  a  patient  look  [syn:  {observation},  {observance}] 




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