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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theywatch out for
he/she/itwatches out for
present participlewatching out for
past tensewatched out for
past participlewatched out for
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  1. 1
    watch out for something/someone to be careful of something or someone
    Watch out for snakes!
    We will be discussing street crime and what you should watch out for.
  2. 2
    watch out for something/someone same as watch1
    Watch out for big discounts and clearance sales at this time of the year.
  3. 3
    watch out for someone to make sure that nothing bad happens to someone
    People in my family have always watched out for one another.
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