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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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