watch the store

watch the store

To monitor a particular place or situation, usually while someone is away. Will you watch the store while I'm in this meeting? One of the suspects remained at the entranceway to watch the store while the other two began loading the stolen goods into the truck.
See also: store, watch
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West Midlands Assistant Chief Fire Officer Robert Hulland later claimed firefighters could only watch the store on the Stechford Retail Park being destroyed as it did not have the added protection of a sprinkler system.