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watch over (third-person singular simple present watches over, present participle watching over, simple past and past participle watched over)
- (idiomatic) To guard and protect.
- She stayed up all night to watch over the sick infant.
- 1967, Richard Brautigan, All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace:
- I like to think / (it has to be!) / of a cybernetic ecology / where we are free of our labors / and joined back to nature, / returned to our mammal / brothers and sisters, / and all watched over / by machines of loving grace.
to guard and protect