English version

watch (out) for something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwatch (out) for something phrasal verbREADYto pay close attention in a particular situation because you are expecting something to happen or you want to avoid something bad She stepped outside to watch for the cab. What problems should I watch out for when buying an old house? watch→ See Verb table
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watch (out) for They can keep their roster intact and watch for continued improvement from their young group as preparation for next season.Beyond this opened a small glass-sided cubicle from which a senior clerk could watch for frivolity among the underlings.I think he wants to keep watching for land.Doyle watched for movement inside the cab, but saw none.During follow-up examinations, we watch for signs of attachment and confidence.
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Verb table
watch
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywatch
he, she, itwatches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywatched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave watched
he, she, ithas watched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad watched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill watch
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have watched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam watching
he, she, itis watching
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you, we, theyare watching
Past
I, he, she, itwas watching
you, we, theywere watching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been watching
he, she, ithas been watching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been watching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be watching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been watching
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