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baby-sit

or ba路by路sit

[ bey-bee-sit ]
/ 藞be瑟 bi藢s瑟t /
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verb (used without object), ba路by-sat, ba路by-sit路ting.
to take charge of a child while the parents are temporarily away.
verb (used with object), ba路by-sat, ba路by-sit路ting.
to baby-sit for (a child): We've placed an ad for someone to baby-sit the youngsters in the evening.
to take watchful responsibility for; tend: It will be necessary for someone to baby-sit the machine until it is running properly.
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Origin of baby-sit

First recorded in 1945鈥50

OTHER WORDS FROM baby-sit

baby-sitter, ba路by路sit路ter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for baby-sit

baby-sit

verb -sits, -sitting or -sat
(intr) to act or work as a baby-sitter

Derived forms of baby-sit

baby-sitting, noun, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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