watch out


watched out; watching out; watches out

intransitive verb

: to be vigilant or alert : be on the lookout
you'd better watch out
watch out for the tree!

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of watch out was in 1845

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Cite this Entry

“Watch out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

watch out

: to be on the lookout
watch out for cars

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