watch

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noun
1 instrument for telling the time
ADJECTIVE
digital
analogue/analog, mechanical (esp. AmE)
pocket, wrist (usually wristwatch)
sports
designer
antique
quartz
diamond, gold, silver
VERB + WATCH
check, consult, glance at, look at
reset, set

Don't forget to set your watch to local time.

synchronize

Let's synchronize our watches.

wind

Quartz watches don't need winding.

have on, wear
put on
take off
WATCH + VERB
go, work

My watch is ten years old and it's still going.

stop

Sorry I'm late—my watch has stopped.

be slow, lose sth

My watch loses a minute each day.

be fast, gain sth
read sth (esp. AmE), say sth, show sth

My watch says three o'clock.

beep

Her wrist watch beeped.

WATCH + NOUN
face
band (usually watchband) (AmE), strap (BrE)
battery
2 guard
ADJECTIVE
careful, close, vigilant (esp. BrE)

I kept a close watch on my bag as I sat on the train.

They kept a vigilant watch for the enemy.

constant
night
flood, hurricane (esp. AmE), storm, tornado (esp. AmE)

We have tornado watches in effect for a lot of Florida.

suicide

prisoners on suicide watch

neighbourhood/neighborhood
VERB + WATCH
keep, stand

Two soldiers were ordered to keep watch for enemy aircraft.

put

The garrison commander had put an extra watch on the prisoners.

post

That night they posted watches.

maintain

The authorities maintained a careful watch over the establishment.

issue (AmE)

They're in charge of issuing the tornado watches.

WATCH + NOUN
committee
tower
list (AmE)

the terrorist watch list

PREPOSITION
on watch

Some of the crew were sleeping, while others were on watch.

on the watch for

Cats are constantly on the watch for mice or other small mammals.

PHRASES
keep watch over sb/sth, stand watch over sb/sth

She keeps watch over the inmates.

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verb
ADVERB
carefully, closely

She watched the man closely to see where he would go.

attentively, avidly, eagerly, expectantly, intensely (esp. AmE), intently
curiously

I could see Robby watching curiously.

absently, idly, lazily
calmly, impassively, numbly, passively
patiently

I spent hours patiently watching the eagles.

anxiously, apprehensively, helplessly, nervously, warily

She watched helplessly as her husband was dragged away.

open-mouthed
enviously

He leant in and kissed her as I watched enviously.

amusedly (AmE), in amusement, with amusement
covertly, secretly
in silence, quietly, silently
just, merely, simply

I love just watching the world go by.

religiously

My father religiously watched the show every Friday night.

VERB + WATCH
could only

They could only watch in silence as their possessions were taken away.

continue to
pause to, stay to, stop to

They stopped to watch the procession go by.

let sb

He let me watch while he assembled the model.

PREPOSITION
for

We watched for any sign of change in the weather.

from

They watched from an upstairs window.

in

She watched in astonishment as he smashed the machine to pieces.

over

Maria asked Amelia to watch over her daughter.

with

He watched with great interest how she coaxed the animals inside.

PHRASES
sit and watch, stand and watch

She stood and watched them walk off down the road.

watch and wait

He couldn't get in touch with her, so he would just have to watch and wait.

widely watched

the most widely watched national news bulletins in the country

Watch is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑eye, ↑fan, ↑tongue, ↑viewer
Watch is used with these nouns as the object: ↑baseball, ↑basketball, ↑broadcast, ↑calorie, ↑cartoon, ↑channel, ↑clip, ↑clock, ↑collapse, ↑commercial, ↑concert, ↑coverage, ↑credit, ↑cricket, ↑crowd, ↑dawn, ↑demonstration, ↑destruction, ↑disc, ↑display, ↑documentary, ↑drama, ↑DVD, ↑edition, ↑end, ↑episode, ↑execution, ↑exit, ↑expression, ↑fight, ↑figure, ↑film, ↑firework, ↑football, ↑game, ↑golf, ↑headline, ↑hockey, ↑intake, ↑kid, ↑language, ↑match, ↑movement, ↑movie, ↑news, ↑parade, ↑performance, ↑play, ↑programme, ↑progress, ↑recording, ↑reflection, ↑replay, ↑rugby, ↑scene, ↑scenery, ↑screen, ↑sheep, ↑show, ↑sky, ↑soap opera, ↑soccer, ↑spectacle, ↑sunset, ↑tape, ↑television, ↑tennis, ↑thriller, ↑traffic, ↑trailer, ↑video, ↑videotape, ↑waistline, ↑weight

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