watch for

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of watch for

1 :to look for (someone or something expected)
  • She watches for her school bus from inside her house.
  • The doctors watched for signs of the disease.
2 :to look for (something that one wants to get or use)
  • She is always watching for sales.

Word by Word Definitions

watch play
  1. : to keep vigil as a devotional exercise

  2. : to be awake during the night

  3. : to be attentive or vigilant

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

  2. : the state of being wakeful

  3. : a wake over a dead body


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