watch out

verb

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!

Examples of watch out in a Sentence

watch out for hazards in the road
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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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“Watch out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/watch%20out. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

watch out

verb
: to be on the lookout
watch out for cars

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