watch (v.)
[falconry, in taming a hawk] prevent from sleeping, keep awake
Oth III.iii.23[Desdemona to Cassio, of Othello] I'll watch him tame [i.e. stop him sleeping]
TS IV.i.181[Petruchio alone, of taming Katherina] to watch her, as we watch these kites / That bate and beat and will not be obedient
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