Definition of keep watch in English:

keep watch


  • Stay on the lookout for danger or trouble.

    ‘at the mouth of the stream, two young sentries kept watch’
    • ‘Wily lookouts kept watch for German guards, calling out codewords as a warning.’
    • ‘Some men stayed at the door keeping watch for Kane.’
    • ‘Uniformed guards called safer travel officers are keeping watch for trouble-makers.’
    • ‘The person who does most exercise at the complex now is the security guard keeping watch outside as the dust gathers.’
    • ‘A guard will keep watch through a large cell window 24 hours a day.’
    • ‘One slumps back on his heels as an armed guard keeps watch.’
    • ‘Even the guards who had been keeping watch outside were in the dark.’
    • ‘I shall have the other guards keep watch for a little while.’
    • ‘The safety of his clients especially the younger set were always Mick's priority and he always kept watch and had his workers on their toes to never accept any trouble or disturbances in his club.’
    guard, vigil, lookout, an eye