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 for watching
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Watch \Watch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Watched; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Watching.]
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     1. To give heed to; to observe the actions or motions of, for
        any purpose; to keep in view; not to lose from sight and
        observation; as, to watch the progress of a bill in the
        legislature.
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              Saul also sent messengers unto David's house to
              watch him, and to slay him.           --1 Sam. xix.
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              I must cool a little, and watch my opportunity.
                                                    --Landor.
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              In lazy mood I watched the little circles die.
                                                    --Longfellow.
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     2. To tend; to guard; to have in keeping.
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              And flaming ministers, to watch and tend
              Their earthy charge.                  --Milton.
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              Paris watched the flocks in the groves of Ida.
                                                    --Broome.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  watching
      n 1: the act of observing; taking a patient look [syn:
           observation, observance, watching]

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