- ba′by-sit` or ba′by•sit`v. -sat, -sit•ting1) to take charge of a child while the parents are temporarily away2) cvb to baby-sit for (a child)3) cvb to take watchful responsibility for; tend:to baby-sit a car[/ex]•Etymology: 1945–50 ba′by-sit`ter, ba′by•sit`ter, n.
From formal English to slang. 2014.
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baby-sit — baby sitter, babysitter, n. /bay bee sit /, v., baby sat, baby sitting. v.i. 1. to take charge of a child while the parents are temporarily away. v.t. 2. to baby sit for (a child): We ve placed an ad for someone to baby sit the youngsters in the… … Universalium
baby-sit — ☆ baby sit or babysit [bā′bē sit΄ ] vi. baby sat, baby sitting [back form. < BABY SITTER] to act as a baby sitter vt. to baby sit for (a specified child or children) … English World dictionary
baby-sit — aby sit v. act as a baby sitter Syn: babysit, sit [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
baby-sit — [v] care for a child guard, sit, take care, tend, watch; concept 295 … New thesaurus
baby-sit — verb 1. take watchful responsibility for I baby sit the neighbor s plants when she is out of town • Hypernyms: ↑guard • Verb Frames: Somebody s something 2. work or act as a baby sitter I cannot baby sit tonight; I have too much homework to do … Useful english dictionary
baby-sit — v. (D; intr.) to baby sit for (who baby sits for you?) * * * [ beɪbɪsɪt] (D; intr.) to baby sit for (who baby sits for you?) … Combinatory dictionary
baby-sit — verb a) To watch or tend someone elses child for a period of time, often for money. He left me to baby sit the new guy while he got some work done. b) To watch or attend anything or anyone unnecessarily closely; to have to help or coax too much.… … Wiktionary
baby-sit — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. watch, mind, care for, sit*; see guard 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. tend, watch, sit, care for, *keep an eye on, mind, look after, act as guardian … English dictionary for students
baby sit — Synonyms and related words: attend to, care for, chaperon, cherish, conserve, foster, keep watch over, look after, look out for, look to, matronize, mind, minister to, mother, nurse, nurture, preserve, protege, provide for, ride herd on, see… … Moby Thesaurus
baby sit — v. supervise children while their parents are not home; watching over a child, supervising children … English contemporary dictionary