, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Watched (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Watching.]
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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.
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Saul also sent messengers unto David's house to watch him, and to slay him.
1 Sam. xix. 11
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I must cool a little, and watch my opportunity.
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In lazy mood I watched the little circles die.
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2. To tend; to guard; to have in keeping.
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And flaming ministers, to watch and tend
Their earthy charge.
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Paris watched the flocks in the groves of Ida.
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