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(for telling time)
→ She never wears a watch.
→ Your watch is slow.
My watch has stopped. Ma montre s'est arrêtée.
(=act of watching) guet m
to keep watch faire le guet
→ John climbed a tree to keep watch.
to keep a close watch on sb/sth surveiller qn/qch de près
→ Officials are keeping a close watch on the situation.
to be under watch être sous surveillance
→ He was under close and continuous watch.
to be on the watch for sth
(=on the lookout) guetter qch
(=guard) sentinelle f , (in navy)
homme m de quart
(=guard duty) garde f
the night watch la garde de nuit
→ It was time for the night watch to take over.
→ I had the first watch of the evening.
to be on watch monter la garde
→ One of them was asleep and the other on watch.
[+thing, person] regarder
→ Two girls stood watching the ambulance.
→ The man in the doorway watched him.
Watch me! Regarde-moi!
to watch sb doing sth regarder qn faire qch
→ He watched the barman pour his drink.
→ Joe watched her sipping her coffee.
→ I watched Amy eat a few nuts.
[+match, programme] regarder
→ I stayed up late to watch the film.
to watch television regarder la télévision
→ They had been sitting watching television
(=spy on, guard) surveiller
→ Someone had been watching the house the night before.
→ Ella was scared that someone was watching her.
The police were watching the house. La police surveillait la maison.
He thought he was being watched. Il croyait être surveillé.
(=be careful of) faire attention à
→ You ought to watch Barbara, she's unpredictable.
watch what you're doing fais attention à ce que tu fais
watch how you do sth faites attention à la manière dont vous faites qch
→ Watch how you drive at night.
watch it! * attention!
→ Watch it! He might bite you.
[+situation, developments] observer
→ Human rights groups have been closely watching the case.
→ A policeman stood watching.
→ Everyone just stood there and watched. Nobody helped me.
(=keep guard) monter la garde
→ It's his turn to watch tonight.
you watch, just watch tu vas voir, vous allez voir → You watch. Things will get worse before they get better.
n montre f de gousset
neighbourhood watch , (British) neighborhood watch (US)
n système de surveillance assuré par les habitants d'un quartier système de surveillance assuré par les habitants d'un quartier
n montre f à quartz
(=watch out for) faire attention à
→ Watch for hidden sugar in food.
vi faire attention
→ If you don't watch out, he might stick a knife into you.
watch out! attention!
→ Watch out! There's a hole in the road.
n (US) remontoir m
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