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verb [transitive] monitor pronunciation in British English /ˈmɒnɪtə(r)/
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present tense
present participlemonitoring
past tensemonitored
past participlemonitored
  1. to regularly check something or watch someone in order to find out what is happening

    a special machine to monitor the baby’s breathing

    He will monitor and review company policy.

    monitor progress:

    Staff will monitor his progress.

    monitor a situation:

    The board are monitoring the situation on a regular basis.

    monitor something closely/carefully:

    Police officers have been closely monitoring the organization’s activities.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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