overwatch

[oh-ver-woch]
verb (used with object)
1.
to watch over.
2.
Archaic. to weary by keeping awake.

Origin:
1555–65; over- + watch

overwatcher, noun
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overwatch (ˌəʊvəˈwɒtʃ)
 
vb
1.  to watch over
2.  archaic to fatigue with long watching or lack of sleep

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The platoon's soldiers had spent the day in an overwatch position and were heading back to their base camp.
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