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phrasal verb
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    to watch something happening without taking part or doing anything about it

    His round one heat brought him several steps closer to yet another triumph as the world watched on.

    We see him every now and then, standing back or watching on.

    Across the capital, people watching on are alive to this moment.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 24/10/2015


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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