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
More example sentences
- 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.
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