baby sat

baby-sit

[bey-bee-sit]
verb (used without object), baby-sat, baby-sitting.
1.
to take charge of a child while the parents are temporarily away.
verb (used with object), baby-sat, baby-sitting.
2.
to baby-sit for (a child): We've placed an ad for someone to baby-sit the youngsters in the evening.
3.
to take watchful responsibility for; tend: It will be necessary for someone to baby-sit the machine until it is running properly.
Also, babysit.


Origin:
1945–50

baby-sitter, babysitter, noun
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baby-sit
 
vb , -sits, -sitting, -sat
(intr) to act or work as a baby-sitter
 
'baby-sitting
 
n, —adj

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