watch list


: a list of people or things that are being closely watched because they are likely to do or experience bad things in the future
The animals are on a watch list of species that could become extinct soon.

Examples of watch list in a Sentence

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“Watch list.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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