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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ba′by-sit`(v.)-sat, -sit•ting.

or ba′by•sit`

  1. (v.i.)to take charge of a child while the parents are temporarily away.

  2. (v.t.)to baby-sit for (a child).

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. to take watchful responsibility for; tend:

    to baby-sit a car.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baby-sit(verb)

    take watchful responsibility for

    "I baby-sit the neighbor's plants when she is out of town"

  2. baby-sit, sit(verb)

    work or act as a baby-sitter

    "I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do"


  1. baby-sit(Verb)

    To watch or tend someone else's child for a period of time, often for money.

  2. baby-sit(Verb)

    To watch or attend anything or anyone unnecessarily closely; to have to help or coax too much.

    He left me to baby-sit the new guy while he got some work done.

  3. Origin: Compound of baby + sit.

Translations for baby-sit

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to remain in a house to look after a child while its parents are out

She baby-sits for her friends every Saturday.

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