[ hous-sit ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌsɪt /
verb (used without object), house·sat, house·sit·ting.
to take care of a house or residence while the owner or occupant is temporarily away, especially by living in it.
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Origin of housesit
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verb -sits, -sitting or -sat (intr)
to live in and look after a house during the absence of its owner or owners
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