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housesit

[hous-sit] /ˈhaʊsˌsɪt/
verb (used without object), housesat, housesitting.
1.
to take care of a house or residence while the owner or occupant is temporarily away, especially by living in it.
Also, house-sit.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; house + sit1, on the model of baby-sit
Related forms
house sitter, house-sitter, noun
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