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English definition of “babysit”


verb [I or T]     /ˈbeɪ.bi.sɪt/ (present participle babysitting, past tense and past participle babysat) (US also sit)
B1 to take care of someone's baby or child while that person is out, usually by going to the person's home: I babysit for Jane on Tuesday evenings while she goes to her yoga class.Parenting and caring for children babysitting     /ˈbeɪ.biˌsɪt.ɪŋ/ US  /-ˌsɪt̬.ɪŋ/ noun [U] He earns a bit of extra pocket money by doing babysitting.Parenting and caring for children
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