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noun watch pronunciation in American English /wɑtʃ/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a small clock that you carry with you, usually on your wrist
    Joseph glanced at his watch and saw that he was late.
  2. 2
    [countable] an organization that continuously watches something to make sure that bad things do not happen
    members of the local neighborhood watch
    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] a period of time when someone is responsible for watching a situation, so that they can warn others if there is any danger
      I’m not tired; I’ll take the first watch.
      on watch: Who was on watch at the time?



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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