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babysit

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈbeɪ.bi.sɪt/ ( present participle babysitting, past tense and past participle babysat) ( US also sit) us  
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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