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    #1

    explanatıon plz

    she ................. (watched-eyed)hım up and down?
    the answer says 'eyed' ıs the correct one .What ıf 'watched'?
    what dıfference ın meanıng occurs ıf we say watched?

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    Re: explanatıon plz

    hi!

    the problem here is not in the meaning but in set expression (there is no to watch up)

    to eye up is the phrasal verb and it's meaning is:

    to look at someone in a way that shows you are sexually attacted to them


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    Re: explanatıon plz

    yes that may be a good usage and also the set of expressıon but ı had thought of usıng watched wıth the meanıng of observatıon
    ın that sense ;may there be any correct usage(for example before decıdıng to employ someone for a post)?
    thanks ın advance



    Quote Originally Posted by Lovely_teacher View Post
    hi!

    the problem here is not in the meaning but in set expression (there is no to watch up)

    to eye up is the phrasal verb and it's meaning is:

    to look at someone in a way that shows you are sexually attacted to them

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    Re: explanatıon plz

    to "look up and down" means to really study, very slowly.

    He looked up and down at that new car.

    To "look up and down" at a person means that to notice everything about that person.

    Jane looked up and down at him and decided to say hello.

    Jane looked at him up and down and decided walk away.


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    Re: explanatıon plz

    Quote Originally Posted by aydn55 View Post
    she ................. (watched-eyed)hım up and down?
    the answer says 'eyed' ıs the correct one .What ıf 'watched'?
    what dıfference ın meanıng occurs ıf we say watched?
    The idiom is normally "looked him up and down" = inspected him carefully.

    Of the two options, eyed is better.

    You would not use "watch" with "up and down" as to watch something implies a steady and unmoving look at something.

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