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cat-sit

Syllabification: cat-sit

Definition of cat-sit in English:

verb

[no object]
Stay in someone’s house while they are away and look after their cat or cats: I need someone to cat-sit this weekend a woman I used to cat-sit for
More example sentences
  • My dear friend Stella catsat for me over Christmas break.
  • I first came here 20 years ago to visit a friend who was cat-sitting for an English lady.
  • Brent's parents were cat-sitting; he had left strict instructions for them not to let the aged but feisty tomcat out.

Derivatives

cat-sitter

1
noun
Example sentences
  • She charms humans so effectively that we have two different sets of cat-sitters eager to look after her when we travel.
  • I phoned my good friend Chloe, who was about to go on holiday and was looking for a catsitter.
  • I have a "special needs" cat, wich is why I need a catsitter and not just a fabulous roommate.

cat-sitting

2
noun
Example sentences
  • I've moved in for my regular April week of cat sitting while they go off on holiday.
  • Tonight is my last night of cat sitting.
  • I'll be quite sad to go home when the week of cat sitting is over, I think.

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