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What does it mean when you dream about watching something?

Watching something in a dream could reflect suspicion, though it could also simply be a message from our subconscious that we need to pay more attention to something. A dream about watching could also be alluding to the meaning of a common idiom, such as “watch your back,” “a watched pot never boils,” “it’s like watching grass grow,” “watch the clock,” etc.

References in classic literature ?
After a few minutes he drew in his head lest she might see him and be angry with him for watching her.
All day long he knelt at the window, watching, and longing, and not knowing by what means he might see his lady again.
Then Oolanga disappeared amongst the trees; but Caswall could see that he was still watching.
I watch you as you lay sleeping I bent down to kiss your head Watching my little baby, all safe And tucked up in bed.
2 : to be on the lookout <I'm watching for a signal.
Viewers watching online appreciate the portability of their computers and the opportunity to watch what they want, anytime, anywhere,'' says Lynn Franco, director of the Conference Board Consumer Research Center.
I wound up watching almost all the episodes, finally settling on four I thought our family would enjoy.
News leads the way in frequency of viewing, with 27 percent of online video viewers watching at least once a week, followed closely by funny videos (26 percent watch at least once a week).
Jordan Palmer's older brother Carson also bears a little watching with the Cincinnati Bengals after his late-2004 wakeup.
However, sports highlights are watched most frequently, with 48% watching at least once a week, and 11% watching daily.
It's cute and benign on one level, but at the same time it really should remind us of what can be deduced and inferred from TV watching,'' Tien said.
This study reaffirms the fact that there is a sizable audience watching TV in a variety of unmeasured locations - most of which replicate the in-home viewing environment," said Artie Bulgrin, senior vice president, research and sales development, ESPN.