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watch

  

      vb  
1    to look at or observe closely or attentively  
2    intr; foll by: for   to wait attentively or expectantly  
3    to guard or tend (something) closely or carefully  
4    intr   to keep vigil  
5    tr   to maintain an interest in  
to watch the progress of a child at school     
6    watch it!   be careful! look out!  
      n  
7   
a    a small portable timepiece, usually worn strapped to the wrist (a wristwatch) or in a waistcoat pocket  
b    (as modifier)  
a watch spring     
8    the act or an instance of watching  
9    a period of vigil, esp. during the night  
10    (formerly) one of a set of periods of any of various lengths into which the night was divided  
11      (Nautical)  
a    any of the usually four-hour periods beginning at midnight and again at noon during which part of a ship's crew are on duty  
b    those officers and crew on duty during a specified watch  
12    the period during which a guard is on duty  
13    (formerly) a watchman or band of watchmen  
14    on the watch   on the lookout; alert,   (See also)        watch out  
     (Old English wæccan (vb), wæcce (n); related to wake1)  


Black Watch  
      n   the. the Royal Highland Regiment in the British army  
     (so called for their dark tartan)  
middle watch  
      n     (Nautical)   the watch between midnight and 4 a.m  
morning watch  
      n     (Nautical)   the watch between 4 and 8 a.m  
neighbourhood watch  
      n   a scheme under which members of a community agree together to take responsibility for keeping an eye on each other's property, as a way of preventing crime  
night watch  
      n  
1    a watch or guard kept at night, esp. for security  
2    the period of time the watch is kept  
3    a person who keeps such a watch; night watchman  
-watch  
      suffix of nouns   indicating a regular television programme or newspaper feature on the topic specified  
Crimewatch     
watch cap  
      n   a knitted navy-blue woollen cap worn by seamen in cold weather  
watch chain  
      n   a chain used for fastening a pocket watch to the clothing  
   See also       fob   1  
Watch Committee  
      n     (Brit. history)   a local government committee composed of magistrates and representatives of the county borough council responsible for the efficiency of the local police force  
watch fire  
      n   a fire kept burning at night as a signal or for warmth and light by a person keeping watch  
watch-glass  
      n  
1    a curved glass disc that covers the dial of a watch  
2    a similarly shaped piece of glass used in laboratories for evaporating small samples of a solution, etc.  
watch night  
      n     (in Protestant churches)  
1   
a    the night of December 24, during which a service is held to mark the arrival of Christmas Day  
b    the night of December 31, during which a service is held to mark the passing of the old year and the beginning of the new  
2    the service held on either of these nights  
watch out  
      vb  
1    intr, adv   to be careful or on one's guard  
      n  
  watchout  
2       a less common word for       lookout       1  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collins
analogue clock   , watch         
      n   a clock or watch in which the hours, minutes, and sometimes seconds are indicated by hands on a dial  
   Compare       digital clock  


Black Watch  
      n   the. the Royal Highland Regiment in the British army  
     (so called for their dark tartan)  
middle watch  
      n     (Nautical)   the watch between midnight and 4 a.m  
morning watch  
      n     (Nautical)   the watch between 4 and 8 a.m  
neighbourhood watch  
      n   a scheme under which members of a community agree together to take responsibility for keeping an eye on each other's property, as a way of preventing crime  
night watch  
      n  
1    a watch or guard kept at night, esp. for security  
2    the period of time the watch is kept  
3    a person who keeps such a watch; night watchman  
watch         
      vb  
1    to look at or observe closely or attentively  
2    intr; foll by: for   to wait attentively or expectantly  
3    to guard or tend (something) closely or carefully  
4    intr   to keep vigil  
5    tr   to maintain an interest in  
to watch the progress of a child at school     
6    watch it!   be careful! look out!  
      n  
7   
a    a small portable timepiece, usually worn strapped to the wrist (a wristwatch) or in a waistcoat pocket  
b    (as modifier)  
a watch spring     
8    the act or an instance of watching  
9    a period of vigil, esp. during the night  
10    (formerly) one of a set of periods of any of various lengths into which the night was divided  
11      (Nautical)  
a    any of the usually four-hour periods beginning at midnight and again at noon during which part of a ship's crew are on duty  
b    those officers and crew on duty during a specified watch  
12    the period during which a guard is on duty  
13    (formerly) a watchman or band of watchmen  
14    on the watch   on the lookout; alert,   (See also)        watch out  
     (Old English wæccan (vb), wæcce (n); related to wake1)  
-watch  
      suffix of nouns   indicating a regular television programme or newspaper feature on the topic specified  
Crimewatch     
watch cap  
      n   a knitted navy-blue woollen cap worn by seamen in cold weather  
watch chain  
      n   a chain used for fastening a pocket watch to the clothing  
   See also       fob   1  
Watch Committee  
      n     (Brit. history)   a local government committee composed of magistrates and representatives of the county borough council responsible for the efficiency of the local police force  
watch fire  
      n   a fire kept burning at night as a signal or for warmth and light by a person keeping watch  
watch-glass  
      n  
1    a curved glass disc that covers the dial of a watch  
2    a similarly shaped piece of glass used in laboratories for evaporating small samples of a solution, etc.  
watch night  
      n     (in Protestant churches)  
1   
a    the night of December 24, during which a service is held to mark the arrival of Christmas Day  
b    the night of December 31, during which a service is held to mark the passing of the old year and the beginning of the new  
2    the service held on either of these nights  
watch out  
      vb  
1    intr, adv   to be careful or on one's guard  
      n  
  watchout  
2       a less common word for       lookout       1  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Collins
digital clock   , watch         
      n   a clock or watch in which the hours, minutes, and sometimes seconds are indicated by digits, rather than by hands on a dial  
   Compare       analogue clock  


Black Watch  
      n   the. the Royal Highland Regiment in the British army  
     (so called for their dark tartan)  
middle watch  
      n     (Nautical)   the watch between midnight and 4 a.m  
morning watch  
      n     (Nautical)   the watch between 4 and 8 a.m  
neighbourhood watch  
      n   a scheme under which members of a community agree together to take responsibility for keeping an eye on each other's property, as a way of preventing crime  
night watch  
      n  
1    a watch or guard kept at night, esp. for security  
2    the period of time the watch is kept  
3    a person who keeps such a watch; night watchman  
watch         
      vb  
1    to look at or observe closely or attentively  
2    intr; foll by: for   to wait attentively or expectantly  
3    to guard or tend (something) closely or carefully  
4    intr   to keep vigil  
5    tr   to maintain an interest in  
to watch the progress of a child at school     
6    watch it!   be careful! look out!  
      n  
7   
a    a small portable timepiece, usually worn strapped to the wrist (a wristwatch) or in a waistcoat pocket  
b    (as modifier)  
a watch spring     
8    the act or an instance of watching  
9    a period of vigil, esp. during the night  
10    (formerly) one of a set of periods of any of various lengths into which the night was divided  
11      (Nautical)  
a    any of the usually four-hour periods beginning at midnight and again at noon during which part of a ship's crew are on duty  
b    those officers and crew on duty during a specified watch  
12    the period during which a guard is on duty  
13    (formerly) a watchman or band of watchmen  
14    on the watch   on the lookout; alert,   (See also)        watch out  
     (Old English wæccan (vb), wæcce (n); related to wake1)  
-watch  
      suffix of nouns   indicating a regular television programme or newspaper feature on the topic specified  
Crimewatch     
watch cap  
      n   a knitted navy-blue woollen cap worn by seamen in cold weather  
watch chain  
      n   a chain used for fastening a pocket watch to the clothing  
   See also       fob   1  
Watch Committee  
      n     (Brit. history)   a local government committee composed of magistrates and representatives of the county borough council responsible for the efficiency of the local police force  
watch fire  
      n   a fire kept burning at night as a signal or for warmth and light by a person keeping watch  
watch-glass  
      n  
1    a curved glass disc that covers the dial of a watch  
2    a similarly shaped piece of glass used in laboratories for evaporating small samples of a solution, etc.  
watch night  
      n     (in Protestant churches)  
1   
a    the night of December 24, during which a service is held to mark the arrival of Christmas Day  
b    the night of December 31, during which a service is held to mark the passing of the old year and the beginning of the new  
2    the service held on either of these nights  
watch out  
      vb  
1    intr, adv   to be careful or on one's guard  
      n  
  watchout  
2       a less common word for       lookout       1  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Collins
quartz clock   , watch         
      n   a clock or watch that is operated by the vibrations of a quartz crystal controlled by a microcircuit  


Black Watch  
      n   the. the Royal Highland Regiment in the British army  
     (so called for their dark tartan)  
middle watch  
      n     (Nautical)   the watch between midnight and 4 a.m  
morning watch  
      n     (Nautical)   the watch between 4 and 8 a.m  
neighbourhood watch  
      n   a scheme under which members of a community agree together to take responsibility for keeping an eye on each other's property, as a way of preventing crime  
night watch  
      n  
1    a watch or guard kept at night, esp. for security  
2    the period of time the watch is kept  
3    a person who keeps such a watch; night watchman  
watch         
      vb  
1    to look at or observe closely or attentively  
2    intr; foll by: for   to wait attentively or expectantly  
3    to guard or tend (something) closely or carefully  
4    intr   to keep vigil  
5    tr   to maintain an interest in  
to watch the progress of a child at school     
6    watch it!   be careful! look out!  
      n  
7   
a    a small portable timepiece, usually worn strapped to the wrist (a wristwatch) or in a waistcoat pocket  
b    (as modifier)  
a watch spring     
8    the act or an instance of watching  
9    a period of vigil, esp. during the night  
10    (formerly) one of a set of periods of any of various lengths into which the night was divided  
11      (Nautical)  
a    any of the usually four-hour periods beginning at midnight and again at noon during which part of a ship's crew are on duty  
b    those officers and crew on duty during a specified watch  
12    the period during which a guard is on duty  
13    (formerly) a watchman or band of watchmen  
14    on the watch   on the lookout; alert,   (See also)        watch out  
     (Old English wæccan (vb), wæcce (n); related to wake1)  
-watch  
      suffix of nouns   indicating a regular television programme or newspaper feature on the topic specified  
Crimewatch     
watch cap  
      n   a knitted navy-blue woollen cap worn by seamen in cold weather  
watch chain  
      n   a chain used for fastening a pocket watch to the clothing  
   See also       fob   1  
Watch Committee  
      n     (Brit. history)   a local government committee composed of magistrates and representatives of the county borough council responsible for the efficiency of the local police force  
watch fire  
      n   a fire kept burning at night as a signal or for warmth and light by a person keeping watch  
watch-glass  
      n  
1    a curved glass disc that covers the dial of a watch  
2    a similarly shaped piece of glass used in laboratories for evaporating small samples of a solution, etc.  
watch night  
      n     (in Protestant churches)  
1   
a    the night of December 24, during which a service is held to mark the arrival of Christmas Day  
b    the night of December 31, during which a service is held to mark the passing of the old year and the beginning of the new  
2    the service held on either of these nights  
watch out  
      vb  
1    intr, adv   to be careful or on one's guard  
      n  
  watchout  
2       a less common word for       lookout       1  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Collins

watch

  

      vb  
1    check, check out     (informal)   clock     (Brit. slang)   contemplate, eye, eyeball     (U.S. slang)   feast one's eyes on, gaze at, get a load of     (informal)   look, look at, look on, mark, note, observe, pay attention, peer at, regard, see, stare at, take a dekko at     (Brit. slang)   view  
2    attend, be on the alert, be on the lookout, be vigilant, be wary, be watchful, keep an eye open     (informal)   look out, take heed, wait  
3    guard, keep, look after, mind, protect, superintend, take care of, tend  
      n  
4    chronometer, clock, pocket watch, timepiece, wristwatch  
5    alertness, attention, eye, heed, inspection, lookout, notice, observation, supervision, surveillance, vigil, vigilance, watchfulness  


watch out     
be alert, be careful, be on one's guard, be on the alert, be on (the) watch, be vigilant, be watchful, have a care, keep a sharp lookout, keep a weather eye open, keep one's eyes open, keep one's eyes peeled or skinned     (informal)   look out, mind out, watch oneself  
watch over     
defend, guard, keep safe, look after, preserve, protect, shelter, shield, stand guard over  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

binge-watch v.
watch multiple episodes of a television program such as a series in a row
On the pattern of 'binge-eat' or 'binge-drink', the term 'binge' meaning an excessive indulgence in something. Ex: As I became bored, I decided to binge-watch the entire season of my favorite series

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watch a great number of episodes from the same television series in a row
portmanteau word: binge (excessive consumption of something) + watching
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