watch over

verb
follow with the eyes or the mind (Freq. 1)
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Keep an eye on the baby, please!

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The world is watching Sarajevo

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She followed the men with the binoculars

Syn: ↑watch, ↑observe, ↑follow, ↑keep an eye on
Derivationally related forms: ↑observer (for: ↑observe), ↑observation (for: ↑observe), ↑watch (for: ↑watch)
Hypernyms:
Hyponyms: ↑keep tabs on, ↑guard, ↑invigilate, ↑proctor
Verb Group: ↑trace, ↑follow
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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The children watch over the ball

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phrasal
: to have charge of : care for : superintend

watches over the safety of perhaps 250 landings and takeoffs a day — Ivor Jones

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watch over
To guard, take care of
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Main Entry:watch

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ˌwatch ˈover [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they watch over he/she/it watches over present participle watching over past tense watched over past participle watched over] phrasal verb
to guard, protect, or be in charge of someone or something

Soldiers arrived to watch over the city and maintain peace.

Thesaurus: to be in chargesynonym to protect or defend someone or somethingsynonym
Main entry: watch

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watch over [phrasal verb]
watch over (someone or something) : to take care of (someone or something)

The shepherds watched over their sheep.

She believed that angels were watching over her.

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Main Entry:watch

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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