Definition of babysit in English:

babysit

Line breaks: baby|sit
Pronunciation: /ˈbeɪbisɪt
 
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verb (babysits, babysitting; past and past participle babysat)

[no object]
  • Look after a child or children while the parents are out: I babysit for my neighbour sometimes [with object]: she was babysitting Sophie
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    • We give by baking cookies for a neighbour, offering to babysit for weary parents or spending time with a lonely person.
    • We have had some beautiful letters from the parents of children she babysat.
    • Which reminds me, I need to get in touch with all the usual parents I babysit for, and tell them to call me here at Alex's instead.

Derivatives

babysitter

noun
More example sentences
  • Manchester came top in most categories, including kindergartens and nursery schools, babysitters and nannies.
  • Meanwhile, five out of 27 agencies offering nannies and babysitters had requirements placed on them by inspectors to improve their services.
  • And our enquiries have uncovered serious problems with a similar proportion of childcare agencies that provide nannies and babysitters.

babysitting

noun
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  • Having had a stress-filled weekend of bingo and babysitting, Lisa and I naturally needed a bit of rest and relaxation, so what better way to unwind than with a trip to the dentist.
  • . So Mrs Englishman is going out for the next two Fridays leaving me babysitting.
  • When they have successfully applied to become parents themselves then you should be prepared for long and frequent stints of babysitting.

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