watch the store

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watch the store

To monitor a particular place or situation, usually while the person who normally does so is away. Would 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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"They are on the same team, but they watch two different areas of the business." The chief of operations is responsible for product development and "taking control of quality issues." The chief of operations basically watches the store.
At her Barnstable store, an 1,800-square-foot space, the system is equipped with four cameras, one for each of the two cash registers, one at the front door and one that watches the store itself.