keep under surveillance

Definition of keep under surveillance

  1. :  to watch (someone or something) closely especially in order to prevent or detect a crime The police kept her/the building under surveillance.

Word by Word Definitions

keepplay
  1. :  to take notice of by appropriate conduct :  fulfill: such as

    :  to be faithful to

    :  to act fittingly in relation to

  1. :  custody, charge

    :  maintenance

    :  one that keeps or protects: such as

underplay
  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

surveillanceplay
  1. :  close watch kept over someone or something (as by a detective)

    :  supervision


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