vigilar


vigilar
v.
1 to guard (preso, banco).
vigila que nadie toque esto make sure no-one touches this
me vigilan desde hace días they've been watching me for days
2 to keep watch.
vigilar por algo to (keep a) watch over something
3 to watch, to keep an eye on, to keep a tab on, to guard.
María vela al chico Mary watches over the boy.
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vigilar
verbo transitivo
1 (cuidar) to watch (over), look after
vigila al niño look after the baby
2 (con armas etc) to guard
3 (supervisar) to oversee
4 (estar atento) to keep an eye on, take care of
vigila la puerta, que no entre nadie keep an eye on the door and see nobody gets in
verbo intransitivo
1 (gen) to keep watch
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FRASEOLOGÍA
vigilar por algo to watch over something, look after something
vigilar por el bien público to guarantee public law and order
vigilar sobre alguien to watch over somebody, look after somebody
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verb
1) to watch, guard
2) police
3) look after
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1. VT
1) [+ niño, enfermo, equipaje, máquina] to keep an eye on, watch

vigila a los niños para que no se hagan daño — keep an eye on o watch the children to see they don't get hurt

vigila el arroz para que no se pegue — keep an eye on the rice to make sure it doesn't stick

2) [+ trabajo] to supervise
3) [+ presos] to guard; [+ frontera] to guard, police

vigilaban de cerca al sospechoso — they kept a close watch on the suspect

2.
VI to keep watch

tú vigila fuera mientras yo me escondo — you keep a lookout o keep watch outside while I hide

vigilar por algo — to watch over sth

su misión es vigilar por la seguridad del Estado — his task is to watch over national security

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1.
verbo transitivo
a) (cuidar, atender) to watch, keep an eye on
b) <preso/local> to guard, keep watch on; <frontera/zona> to guard, patrol; <examen> to proctor (AmE), to invigilate at (BrE)
c) (fam) (espiar) to watch
2.
vigilar vi to keep watch
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= police, keep + watch upon, keep + an eye on, watch over, patrol, stand + guard over, stalk.
Ex. For many centuries local authorities have been responsible for policing Weights and Measures Acts and regulations and, where a breach of legislation was uncovered, would prosecute in the criminal court.
Ex. It is, moreover, not easy for the competent authorities to keep a careful watch upon potential breaches of the regulations precisely because the producers are difficult to recognize as publishers.
Ex. Instructors have to keep an eye always on the clock to ensure time does not run out before the essence of the case has been extracted.
Ex. Certainly the last thing we want is that books be shut up in tastefully decorated warehouses, watched over by highly trained storekeepers whose main purpose is to see that everything is kept tidily in its place and, as far as possible, untouched by human hands -- especially the sticky-fingered hands of marauding children.
Ex. The article is entitled 'Patrolling the border: a reply'.
Ex. Librarians are doomed if they are seen by their patrons as standing guard over information and seemingly barring access to it.
Ex. So Hutchins arranges her drawings in such a way that as your eye travels leftwards across the page you see the fox who is stalking the hen and trying to catch her.
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* vigilar Algo muy de cerca = keep + a watchful eye, keep + a watchful eye.
* vigilar atentamente = keep + a watchful eye.
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1.
verbo transitivo
a) (cuidar, atender) to watch, keep an eye on
b) <preso/local> to guard, keep watch on; <frontera/zona> to guard, patrol; <examen> to proctor (AmE), to invigilate at (BrE)
c) (fam) (espiar) to watch
2.
vigilar vi to keep watch
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= police, keep + watch upon, keep + an eye on, watch over, patrol, stand + guard over, stalk.

Ex: For many centuries local authorities have been responsible for policing Weights and Measures Acts and regulations and, where a breach of legislation was uncovered, would prosecute in the criminal court.

Ex: It is, moreover, not easy for the competent authorities to keep a careful watch upon potential breaches of the regulations precisely because the producers are difficult to recognize as publishers.
Ex: Instructors have to keep an eye always on the clock to ensure time does not run out before the essence of the case has been extracted.
Ex: Certainly the last thing we want is that books be shut up in tastefully decorated warehouses, watched over by highly trained storekeepers whose main purpose is to see that everything is kept tidily in its place and, as far as possible, untouched by human hands -- especially the sticky-fingered hands of marauding children.
Ex: The article is entitled 'Patrolling the border: a reply'.
Ex: Librarians are doomed if they are seen by their patrons as standing guard over information and seemingly barring access to it.
Ex: So Hutchins arranges her drawings in such a way that as your eye travels leftwards across the page you see the fox who is stalking the hen and trying to catch her.
* vigilar Algo muy de cerca = keep + a watchful eye, keep + a watchful eye.
* vigilar atentamente = keep + a watchful eye.

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vigilar [A1 ]
vt
1 (cuidar, atender) to watch
vigila la leche para que no se salga watch the milk so that it doesn't boil over
tengo que vigilar a los niños I have to keep an eye on o to watch the children
vigila tu peso watch your weight
2 ‹preso› to guard, keep watch on; ‹frontera› to patrol; ‹local/zona› to guard, patrol, keep watch on; ‹examen› to proctor (AmE), to invigilate at (BrE)
varios policías vigilaban la entrada several police officers were guarding the entrance
vigilaba cualquier movimiento sospechoso she was watching for any suspicious movement
3 (fam) (espiar) to watch
creo que nos están vigilando I think we're being watched
■ vigilar
vi
to keep watch
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vigilar (conjugate vigilar) verbo transitivo
a) (cuidar, atender) to watch, keep an eye on

b)preso/localto guard, keep watch on;

frontera/zonato guard, patrol;
examento proctor (AmE), to invigilate at (BrE)
c) (fam) (espiar) to watch

verbo intransitivo
to keep watch
vigilar
I verbo transitivo to watch, keep an eye on
(un lugar, un preso, una frontera) to guard
II verbo intransitivo
1 (gen) to keep watch
2 (en un examen) to invigilate, US to proctor
'vigilar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
cuidar
- rondar
- velar
- aguaitar
- checar
- controlar
English:
guard
- look out for
- obligation
- observe
- police
- stand over
- supervise
- tab
- watch
- weight-watching
- close
- eye
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vigilar
vt
1. [presos, banco] to guard;
el guarda que vigila la salida the guard on the exit
2. [observar, cuidar] [enfermo] to watch over;
[niños, bolso] to keep an eye on; [proceso] to oversee;
vigila que nadie toque esto make sure no one touches this
3. [espiar] to watch;
me vigilan desde hace días they've been watching me for days
vi
to keep watch;
él vigilaba mientras los demás dormían he kept watch while the others slept;
vigilar por algo to (keep a) watch over sth;
el Estado vigila por la salud/seguridad de los ciudadanos the state looks after o watches over people's health/security
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vigilar
I v/i keep watch
II v/t watch; a un preso guard
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vigilar vt
1) cuidar: to look after, to keep an eye on
2) guardar: to watch over, to guard
vigilar vi
1) : to be watchful
2) : to keep watch
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vigilar vb
1. (cuidar, atender) to watch
vigila el guiso para que no se queme watch the stew so that it doesn't burn
2. (custodiar) to guard
vigilaba las joyas día y noche he guarded the jewels day and night
3. (observar) to keep watch [pt. & pp. kept]
uno vigilaba mientras el otro robaba las joyas one kept watch while the other stole the jewels
los socorristas vigilan que nadie se ahogue lifeguards make sure that nobody drowns

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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