watch over

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watch over(
wach
 
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vuhr
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to guard)
a. vigilar
A guard was set to watch over the prisoner 24 hours a day.Se puso un guardia que vigilara al prisionero 24 horas al día.
2. (to look after)
a. cuidar
If his parents had watched over him better, this wouldn't have happened.Si sus padres lo hubieran cuidado mejor, esto no hubiera ocurrido.
b. cuidar de
She felt she had a guardian angel, always watching over her.Sentía que tenía un ángel de la guarda que cuidaba de ella en todo momento.
3. (to supervise)
a. supervisar
A new body has been set up to watch over the whole process of decentralization.Se estableció un nuevo organismo para supervisar todo el proceso de descentralización.
4. (to protect)
a. velar por
Labor unions exist to watch over workers' interests.Los sindicatos existen para velar por los intereses de los trabajadores.
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watch over
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. vigilar
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