HyperDic: watch_over

English > 1 sense of the expression watch over:
VERBsocialwatch over, watch, observe, follow, keep an eye onfollow with the eyes or the mind
English > watch over: 1 sense > verb 1, social
MeaningFollow with the eyes or the mind.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThe children watch over the ball
Synonymswatch, observe, follow, keep an eye on
NarrowerguardTo keep watch over
invigilate, proctorwatch over (students taking an exam, to prevent cheating)
keep tabs onKeep a record on or watch attentively
Broadercheck, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check intoexamine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
Similar totrace, followFollow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
Spanishmirar, observar, ver, vigilar
Catalanmirar, observar, vigilar

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