baby-sit

See also: babysit

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EtymologyEdit

baby +‎ sit

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

baby-sit (third-person singular simple present baby-sits, present participle baby-sitting, simple past and past participle baby-sat)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To watch or tend someone else's child for a period of time, often for money.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) 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.

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