watch (someone or something) like a hawk

Definition of watch (someone or something) like a hawk

  1. :  to watch (someone or something) very carefully The storeowner watches those teenagers like a hawk whenever they come in because she's afraid they're going to steal something.

Word by Word Definitions

watchplay
  1. :  to keep vigil as a devotional exercise

    :  to be awake during the night

    :  to be attentive or vigilant

  1. :  the act of keeping awake to guard, protect, or attend

    :  the state of being wakeful

    :  a wake over a dead body

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

hawkplay
  1. :  any of numerous diurnal birds of prey belonging to a suborder (Falcones of the order Falconiformes) and including all the smaller members of this group

    :  accipiter

    :  a small board or metal sheet with a handle on the underside used to hold mortar

  1. :  to hunt birds by means of a trained hawk (see 1hawk 1) :  to practice falconry

    :  to soar and strike like a hawk (see 1hawk 1)

    :  to hunt (someone or something) in flight like a hawk (see 1hawk 1)

  1. :  to raise by trying to clear the throat

    :  to utter a harsh guttural sound in or as if in trying to clear the throat

  1. :  an audible effort to force up phlegm from the throat

  1. :  to offer (something) for sale by calling out in the street

    :  sell


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