see what is happening
be responsible for sb/sth
guard against sb/sth
a small clock to be worn
the act of watching carefully
"watch a basketball game"
"Keep an eye on the baby, please!"
"The world is watching Sarajevo"
"She followed the men with the binoculars"
"view a show on television"
"This program will be seen all over the world"
"view an exhibition"
"Catch a show on Broadway"
"see a movie"
"They watched as the murderer was executed"
"Watch out for pickpockets!"
"Watch how the dog chases the cats away"
"I want to see whether she speaks French"
"See whether it works"
"find out if he speaks Russian"
"Check whether the train leaves on time"
Fell into a sadness, then into a fast, Thence to a watch.
出自：Hamlet , Shakespeare
Ladies of the parish had..offered..piously to watch with her.
出自： H. James
I am watching for the postman all the time.
Will you watch for the bus while I go into the shop for a moment?
I poked my head out of the window to watch for the signal.
Watch for our new improved product, which will be on the market next week!
Our units have watched for battle opportunities for quite a long time.
我们部队等待战机已经很久了。 watch for sb/sth to-v
I'm just watching for a chance to punish him in return!
We watched for them to pass.
He was watching for the man to leave the house.
他在等候那个人从屋里出来。 watch sth for sth
Watch this space for notice of our next sale.
Have you been watching the papers for news of changing exchange rates?
Watch out!There is a car coming.
Watch out!There is danger ahead.
Watch out!The roof is falling!
You'll catch cold if you don't watch out; you need a warmer coat than that.
如果你不注意,就会感冒,你需要穿厚一点的外套。 watch out that-clause
Watch out that you don't catch cold, going out in the pouring rain.
But watch out that you don't get them into trouble.
当心,别让他们碰到麻烦。 watch out
We need to watch out here.Some dangerous gunners are said to be around this area.
Are you all watching out?The Queen will come this way in a few minutes!
He asked me to watch out for his uncle who would be wearing a green suit.
The scouts are watching out for enemy patrols.
Watch out for the dog!
Watch out for cars when you cross the road.
He climbed the mountain carefully, all the time watching out for loose rocks.
I'm always watching out for mistakes that I may have missed before.
The doctor told her to watch out for symptoms of measles.
Watch out for a chance to improve your position in the firm, they don't come very often.
Watch out for these pictures.
误 I watched him to eat his breakfast.
正 I watched him eat his breakfast.
误 I watched him eat his breakfast.
正 I watched him eating his breakfast.
误 The boy was watched reading the novel all afternoon.
正 The boy was found reading the novel all afternoon.
析 表示“看见”“注视”时, watch一般不用于被动结构。
误 Did you see the TV last night?
正 Did you watch the TV last night?
正 Did you look at the TV last night?
误 We watched an extraordinary production of Hamlet last summer.
正 We saw an extraordinary production of Hamlet last summer.
析 “看电视”多说watch TV,偶尔也可以说look at TV,但“看戏,看电影”通常用see。
误 What time is your watch?
正 What time is it by your watch?
析 问手表上所指示的时间,主语一般用it, watch不能作主语。
误 My watch goes a minute behind a day.
正 My watch loses a minute a day.
正 My watch is slow by a minute a day.
正 My watch is a minute slow a day.
析 表示“手表、时钟快〔慢〕多长时间”一般不说go...behind〔before〕,可说gain〔lose〕...,还可用系表结构be fast〔slow〕 by...或be...fast〔slow〕。
误 I am his best friend, and I will always watch for him.
正 I am his best friend, and I will always watch over him.
正 I am his best friend, and I will always keep (a) watch over him.
析 表示“负责”“照看”“看守”的意思,可说watch over或keep (a) watch over,前者watch作动词,后者watch作名词。watch for的意思是“留心寻找”。
误 Be on watch for automobiles when you cross the street.
正 Be on the watch for automobiles when you cross the street.
析 be on the watch for sth ...是“小心…”的意思,定冠词the不可以省略。on watch表示“站岗”的意思。