kept to guard property.
a watchful guardian: a self-appointed watchdog of the public morals.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a watchdog.
organized or functioning as a watchful guardian, especially against illegal or unethical conduct: a watchdog group in the legislature.
verb (used with object) 5.
carefully, especially so as to detect illegal or unethical conduct.
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