watch for

phrasal verb

watched for; watching for; watches for
: 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.
: to look for (something that one wants to get or use)
She is always watching for sales.

Examples of watch for in a Sentence

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“Watch for.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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