outwatch

verb
out·​watch | \ ˌau̇t-ˈwäch How to pronounce outwatch (audio) , -ˈwȯch \
outwatched; outwatching; outwatches

Definition of outwatch

transitive verb

: to surpass in watching : to maintain a longer vigil than So, the Spider, doggedly watching Estella, outwatched many brighter insects …— Charles Dickens

First Known Use of outwatch

1625, in the meaning defined above

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“Outwatch.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outwatch. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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