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Have you been watching the presidential campaign?
Tourists watched quietly as the villagers performed a traditional dance.
Jill watched the children build sandcastles.
From the hill you can watch the airplanes take off.
We arrived early to watch the players warming up.
Watch how well she handles the ball.
A vicious-looking dog was watching us with interest.
Our kids watch videos only on weekends.
Did you watch the news last night?
Millions watched the match on television.
I think our house is being watched.
Watch what I can do.
Watch the knife! It’s sharp!
You should watch what you say about my friends.
Watch that the ball doesn’t go into the street.
Can you please watch my bag while I make a phone call?
Dennis is going to watch the kids tonight while I’m out.
On Friday afternoons at work, all I do is watch the clock.
Watch this space for news updates.
This is the American English definition of watch. View British English definition of watch.
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