keep (close) watch over (someone or something)(redirected from kept close watch over something)
keep (close) watch over (someone or something)
To guard, protect, or ensure the welfare of someone or something, often through close observation. I felt better sending the kids to camp when I knew Mrs. James would be there to keep close watch over them. I can't help but feeling that I had an angel keeping watch over me that day.
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keep watch over someone or something
to supervise someone or something; to take care of someone or something. Please keep watch over the project. Will you keep watch over Timmy for a minute?
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