watch for

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watch for (someone or something)

1. To be aware of one's surroundings in order to look for or be aware of someone or something. Watch for slippery rocks on that trail—I've fallen there several times. I always watch for deals when I'm shopping. Watch for Luke—he should be here somewhere.
2. To wait for someone or something in anticipation or expectation. I've been watching for the delivery man all day—I don't want to miss him again. He's been watching for a chance to sell his stake in the company for months now.
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watch for someone or something

to keep looking for someone or something to appear. Watch for me. I'll be wearing a red carnation in my hair. I will watch for the bus.
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watch for

1. To look or observe attentively or carefully in order to spot someone or something: The hikers watched for birds.
2. To look and wait expectantly or in anticipation for someone or something: I was watching for an opportunity to sell the stock.
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But it's also the era of one watch for all purposes, as well as the birth of expansion bands and other Disney character watches.
Also this year, watch for Zoobee characters to pop-up on Murray(R) children's bikes, party accessories, and plush toys.
I'd rather just tell the kids that `this is a show you can't watch for these reasons' rather than having it just totally blocked out.
They'll watch for an hour or so in the morning, ``things like `Dennis the Menace' and `The Pink Panther,' '' Elba said.
com, which calls itself "The web's authorized watch dealer"(TM) offers both classic and trendy new watches, from such brands as Hugo Boss and Parallel Worlds to TechnoMarine's "TechnoDiamond," a diving watch for women, encrusted with 120 diamonds, that has attracted the Kuwaiti Royal Family and Princess Caroline of Monaco--along with those happy web surfers who bought theirs from the comfort of home at WatchNetwork.
com also offers an outstanding trade-in policy, which allows customers the opportunity to trade their older watch for a new watch.
Timebeat also offers an outstanding trade-in policy which allows the customers the opportunity to trade their older watch for a new watch.
Just brushing teeth and washing hands supplies enough energy to power a Kinetic watch for five hours, and one hour of driving insures 15 hours of quartz accuracy.
In order to help the more than 26 million shoppers searching for a watch to buy for a loved one this holiday season - and the more than 95 million Americans who would prefer to receive a Swiss watch for Christmas more than any other holiday - the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry has created a free, non-commercial brochure entitled "Timely Tips on Fine Watches.