Definition of dog-sit in English:

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dog-sit

verb

[no object]
Look after a dog or dogs while their owner is away, usually staying at the owner’s home in order to do so: she asked me to dog-sit while she went away [with object]: I was invited by a friend to dog-sit her French bulldog
More example sentences
  • Some friends offered to dog-sit Milo for the weekend.
  • Vexed by New York City, he returns to his childhood home in L.A. to dog-sit for his brother's family while they vacation in Vietnam.
  • A friend and I agreed to dog-sit for each other, but the last time her dog stayed at my home, he had several accidents, chewed furniture, and destroyed two rugs.

Derivatives

dog-sitter

noun
Example sentences
  • Some cottages accept pets, so there is no need to hunt around for a dog sitter!
  • Either you will need to arrange for care or pay for a dog sitter or kennel when you're away.
  • You may have to find a dog sitter to leave your dog with if he is one that becomes anxious or destructive when you are away.

dog-sitting

noun
Example sentences
  • How much money did Shenise earn dog-sitting?
  • There are all kinds of legal ways that teens can make money: part-time jobs, mowing lawns, dog-sitting.
  • My parents have been on holiday in Spain for the past week, resulting in me taking on dogsitting duties at their house.

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Syllabification: dog-sit

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