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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Watch \Watch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Watched; p. pr. & vb. n. Watching.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Saul also sent messengers unto David's house to watch him, and to slay him. --1 Sam. xix. 11 [1913 Webster] I must cool a little, and watch my opportunity. --Landor. [1913 Webster] In lazy mood I watched the little circles die. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. To tend; to guard; to have in keeping. [1913 Webster] And flaming ministers, to watch and tend Their earthy charge. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Paris watched the flocks in the groves of Ida. --Broome. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]