Definition of cat-sit in English:

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cat-sit

verb

[no object]
Look after a cat or cats while their owner is away, usually staying at the owner’s home in order to do so: I need someone to cat-sit this weekend a woman I used to cat-sit for
More example sentences
  • I need someone to cat-sit this weekend.
  • I've cleaned the hell out of my apartment (so Sam doesn't see the squalor I've been living in when he comes over to cat-sit).
  • My parents are going away for March break so I have to cat-sit.

Derivatives

cat-sitter

noun
Example sentences
  • My cats do just fine with a cat-sitter dropping by.
  • Don't think of robbing us as we are getting a cat-sitter.
  • I phoned my good friend Chloe, who was about to go on holiday and was looking for a catsitter.

cat-sitting

noun
Example sentences
  • Lorraine arrives home tomorrow morning, so the cat-sitting is nearly at an end.
  • I bought the parts for $30 and had my friend Billy do it in exchange for some future cat-sitting.
  • Tonight is my last night of cat sitting.

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Syllabification: cat-sit

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