keep a close watch over

idiom

Definition of keep a close watch over 

: to watch (someone or something) closely The guards kept a close watch over the prisoner.

Learn More about keep a close watch over

Share keep a close watch over

Statistics for keep a close watch over

Look-up Popularity

Comments on keep a close watch over

What made you want to look up keep a close watch over? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!