babysit Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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babysitverb [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 ​Tuesdayevenings while she goes to her ​yogaclass. 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?
noun [U] uk   /ˈbeɪ.biˌsɪt.ɪŋ/  us   /-ˌsɪt̬.ɪŋ/
He ​earns a little ​extramoney by doing babysitting.
(Definition of babysit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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babysitverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈbeɪ·biˌsɪt/ (-tt-) (also sit)
to take ​care of a ​baby or ​child, esp. as a ​job: [I] I’m going to babysit on ​Tuesdaynight.
noun [C]  us   /ˈbeɪ·biˌsɪt̬·ər/ (also sitter)
Our babysitter is a ​collegestudent.
(Definition of babysit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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