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babysit

verb [I or T] uk   us   /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. US (UK childmind) to take care of other people's children in your own home as a job: Who babysits them when you're at work?
babysitting
noun [U] uk   /ˈbeɪ.biˌsɪt.ɪŋ/  us   /-ˌsɪt̬.ɪŋ/
He earns a little extra money by doing babysitting.
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