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pet-sit Syllabification: pet-sit

Definition of pet-sit in English:

verb

[no object]
Look after a pet or pets while their owner is away, usually staying at the owner’s home in order to do so: they call upon trusted friends to pet-sit when they are out of town
More example sentences
  • Maybe she could suggest to Myra that she add the iguana to her feeding duties, and so get access to the second floor the next time she pet-sat.
  • After calling in sick, she had holed up at the home of a wealthy Mexican family for whom she pet-sat from time to time.
  • Jeremy pet-sits his neighbors' pets in an effort to discover which pet will best suit him.

Derivatives

pet-sitter

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Some petsitters request to be paid in full prior to the job.
  • It may not be as easy to find a willing pet-sitter for a tarantula as it would be for a cute little kitten.
  • Word of mouth referral is a common way to find a pet sitter.

pet-sitting

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Turns out petsitting isn't quite as low-stress as it sounds.
  • Many of them offer services like pet-sitting and a concierge.
  • There is a large highly mobile expat community living here and they need kennel and pet sitting services immediately.

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