(third-person singular simple present babysits, present participle babysitting, simple past and past participle babysat)
- To watch or tend someone else's child for a period of time, often for money.
- My daughter is babysitting for the Morgans at number ten, who are going out on a date night.
- We need someone to babysit our children while we go to the theater.
- To watch or attend anything or anyone unnecessarily closely; to have to help or coax too much.
- He left me to babysit the new guy while he got some work done.
Back-formation from babysitter.
(third-person singular simple present baby-sits, present participle baby-sitting, simple past and past participle baby-sat)