Definition of watch one's tongue
- Watch your tongue, young man!
: to keep vigil as a devotional exercise
: to be awake during the night
: to be attentive or vigilant
: the act of keeping awake to guard, protect, or attend
: the state of being wakeful
: a wake over a dead body
: a fleshy movable muscular process of the floor of the mouths of most vertebrates that bears sensory end organs and small glands and functions especially in taking and swallowing food and in humans as a speech organ
: a part of various invertebrate animals that is analogous to the tongue
: the flesh of a tongue (as of the ox or sheep) used as food
: to articulate (notes) by tonguing
: to touch or lick with or as if with the tongue
: to cut a tongue on
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