Complete Definition of "baby-sit"

English

Alternative spellings
babysit

Etymology
Compound of baby + sit.

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-babysit.ogg|Audio (US)

Verb
en-verb|baby-sits|baby-sitting|baby-sat|baby-sat

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

Related terms
baby-sitter

Translations
trans-top|To watch or tend someone else's child for a period of time, often for money
Finnish: olla lapsenvahtina, olla lapsenlikkana
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Japanese: å­å®ãã (komori suru)
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trans-top|To watch or attend anything or anyone unnecessarily closely
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ttbc|Icelandic: gæta krakka
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