watch

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watch is part of the Basic English 850.
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watch is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
watch

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
watch

Plural
watches

A watch
  1. (countable) A watch is a little clock on a person's arm near the person's hand, to measure time.
    The person looks at his watch and has a thought that he is late.


Verb[change]

Plain form
watch

Third-person singular
watches

Past tense
watched

Past participle
watched

Present participle
watching

  1. To watch is to look for a long time or to look at somebody doing something.
    Yesterday I watched the person cook the food and now I know how to cook the food.