- (transitive) To keep watch over; guard; observe.
- 1867, William Carew Hazlitt, Handbook to the Popular, Poetical and Dramatic Literature of Great Britain:
- Discoursing how they pretended to bewatch and drowne his Maiestie in the Sea comming from Den- marke, with such other wouderfull matters as the like hath not been heard of at any time.
- 2011, The Collected Poems of Hafiz - Page 337:
- In hope's corner, on her eyebrow, Lo! the eye of quest (like those Who bewatch the new moon's coming In the Fasting-tide) we've laid.