keep an eye on


keep an eye on
verb
follow with the eyes or the mind (Freq. 3)
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Keep an eye on the baby, please!

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The world is watching Sarajevo

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She followed the men with the binoculars

Syn: ↑watch, ↑observe, ↑follow, ↑watch over
Derivationally related forms: ↑observer (for: ↑observe), ↑observation (for: ↑observe), ↑watch (for: ↑watch)
Hypernyms:
Hyponyms: ↑keep tabs on, ↑guard, ↑invigilate, ↑proctor
Verb Group: ↑trace, ↑follow
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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The children keep an eye on the ball

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phrasal
: to watch carefully although not continuously

keep an eye on the pot so it doesn't boil over

keep an eye on the children while I'm away

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keep an eye on phrase
to look after someone or something

Will you keep an eye on things here until I get back?

Thesaurus: to protect or defend someone or somethingsynonym
Main entry: eye

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keep an eye (or a sharp eye) on
keep under careful observation

dealers are keeping an eye on the currency markets


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • keep\ an\ eye\ on — • keep an eye on • keep one s eye on • have one s eye on v. phr. 1. To watch carefully; not stop paying attention to. Keep an eye on the stove in case the coffee boils. You must keep your eye on the ball when you play tennis. A good driver keeps… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • keep your eye in — keep (your) eye in British & Australian get (your) eye in to become very good at a sport or other activity by practising it. I try to play regularly to keep my eye in …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep your eye on — keep (your)/an eye on (something/someone) to watch or look after something or someone. Could you keep an eye on the baby for me a while? I kept my eye on him all the time as I felt sure he was about to do something stupid …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep an eye on — keep (your)/an eye on (something/someone) to watch or look after something or someone. Could you keep an eye on the baby for me a while? I kept my eye on him all the time as I felt sure he was about to do something stupid …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep one eye on — (someone/something) to give part of your attention to one person or thing. Jim continued to talk to me, but he kept one eye on the clock to be sure he wouldn t be late. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form with one eye on someone or something …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep an eye on — ► keep an eye on keep under careful observation. Main Entry: ↑eye …   English terms dictionary

  • keep an eye on — (someone/something) to watch or give your attention to someone or something. The mother sat on the edge of the sandbox, keeping an eye on her sons as they played. Usage notes: sometimes used with an adjective: The woman kept a close eye on her… …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep an eye on — index observe (watch), patrol Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • keep an eye on — or[keep one s eye on] or[have one s eye on] {v. phr.} 1. To watch carefully; not stop paying attention to. * /Keep an eye on the stove in case the coffee boils./ * /You must keep your eye on the ball when you play tennis./ * /A good driver keeps… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep an eye on — or[keep one s eye on] or[have one s eye on] {v. phr.} 1. To watch carefully; not stop paying attention to. * /Keep an eye on the stove in case the coffee boils./ * /You must keep your eye on the ball when you play tennis./ * /A good driver keeps… …   Dictionary of American idioms