Definition of keep an/one's eye on
- Will you keep an eye on my suitcase (for me) while I get something to eat?
: to retain in one's possession or power
: to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing
: to have in control
: the means or provisions by which one is kept
: one that keeps or protects: such as
: fortress, castle
: a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight
: all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows
: the faculty of seeing with eyes
: to fix the eyes on : look at
: contemplate, consider
: to watch or study closely
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