watch on - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    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