What does ‘watch’ mean?

The word ‘watch’ can mean many different things. As a verb, it means to observe or use caution.


For example:

  • I’ve been watching the family of foxes playing in my garden for 5 months. (observe)
  • Watch yourself if you go to that club, it has a bad reputation. (use caution)

Watch is a regular verb. The past tense is watched. Having trouble prouncing the final ‘ed’? Look no further, Mingle-is has you covered.


I’ll give you an example sentence of each tense:

  • I always watch the news at 6pm. (present)
  • The guy watched as hid ex went off with another bloke. (past simple)
  • Have you watched that new documentary about global warming? (past participle)
verb phrases - watch
watch idioms - binge-watch
Idioms with verbs - WATCH - watch like a hawk
watch idioms - watch one’s back
watch idioms - watch one’s mouth
verb phrase - watch the world go by