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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theywatch for
he/she/itwatches for
present participlewatching for
past tensewatched for
past participlewatched for

or watch out for

  1. watch for something/someone to pay attention so that you will see something when it arrives or happens

    Watch for Ryan. He's here somewhere.

    We watched for dolphins jumping on the horizon.

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