This is a special post to call your attention to the word "watch".
It can be a noun, a verb and a phrasal verb.
Let's learn more about it!
As a noun, it is a portable timepiece designed to be worn (as on the wrist) or carried in the pocket. Learn more: stopwatch, wristwatch
But, pay attention!
This is not a watch. It is a clock.
And this is not a watch either. It is called a clock, too.
A clock is a device that shows what time it is and that is usually placed in a room or attached to a wall. Learn more!
As a verb,
You watch TV ( a movie, a game); you watch for the signal; someone can watch you; you watch your diet/ your weight; you watch your opportunity; you watch your own affair
As a phrasal verb,
Watch for (someone or something): to look for (someone or something that you expect to see)
- Are you watching for your students? They should be here any minute.
- She watches for her school bus from inside her house.
- The doctor watches for signs of the disease.
- She is always watching for sales.
Watch out: to be aware of something dangerous
- You'd better watch out. [=be careful]
- Watch out! You’re going to cut yourself
Watch over (someone or something) : to take care of (someone or something)
- Your parents are angels always watching over you.
you watch (informal): used to tell someone that you think something will probably happen
▪ She'll change her mind again, you watch. [=I think she'll change her mind again]