watch someone or something like a hawk

watch (someone or something) like a hawk
: to watch (someone or something) very carefully

The storeowner watches those teenagers like a hawk whenever they come in because she's afraid they're going to steal something.

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Main Entry:hawk
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watch (someone or something) like a hawk — see hawk, 1
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Main Entry:watch

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • watch like a hawk — To keep a close eye on • • • Main Entry: ↑hawk * * * watch (someone or something) like a hawk : to watch (someone or something) very carefully The storeowner watches those teenagers like a hawk whenever they come in because she s afraid they re… …   Useful english dictionary

  • watch someone like a hawk — watch (someone) like a hawk to look at someone very carefully. She had a horrible boss who watched everyone like a hawk. Usage notes: usually said about someone who looks for people to do something wrong Etymology: based on the idea that a hawk ( …   New idioms dictionary

  • watch someone like a hawk — phrase to watch someone very carefully, especially in order to make sure that they do not do something bad Thesaurus: to watch someone or somethingsynonym Main entry: watch * * * keep a vigilant eye on someone, esp. to check that they do nothing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • watch like a hawk — watch (someone) like a hawk to look at someone very carefully. She had a horrible boss who watched everyone like a hawk. Usage notes: usually said about someone who looks for people to do something wrong Etymology: based on the idea that a hawk ( …   New idioms dictionary

  • like a hawk — If you watch something or someone like a hawk, you observe very closely and carefully …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • like a hawk —    If you watch something or someone like a hawk, you observe very closely and carefully.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • watch someone like a hawk — to watch someone very carefully, especially in order to make sure that they do not do something bad …   English dictionary

  • watch like a hawk — verb to observe (someone or something) closely and keenly …   Wiktionary

  • watch — watch1 W1S1 [wɔtʃ US wa:tʃ, wo:tʃ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(look)¦ 2¦(be careful)¦ 3¦(pay attention)¦ 4¦(care for)¦ 5¦(secretly)¦ 6 watch your step 7 watch your back 8 watch the clock 9 watch the time 10 watch it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • watch — watch1 [ watʃ ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to look at someone or something for a period of time: Have you been watching the presidential campaign? Tourists watched quietly as the villagers performed a traditional dance. watch… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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