watch = "(of a motion picture) to seem through viewing"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Aug 24 15:22:01 UTC 2009

At 8/24/2009 11:13 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>Cf. "read." Not in OED, but it must have been around for a while:
>2008 (Apr. 19) IMDb _Redacted_ [
>This is "The Blair Witch Project" meets "Full Metal Jacket" meets "Loose
>Change". It really watches like some teenager decided to make a war movie
>after spending a weekend watching Vietnam flicks.

The inverse of TV newscasters (and probably others I haven't heard)
saying "take a listen"?

Read : watch :: look : listen.


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