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☆ or babysit
to baby-sit for (a specified child or children)
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also ba·by·sitverb ba·by-sat also ba·by·sat , ba·by-sit·ting also ba·by·sit·ing, ba·by-sits also ba·by·sits verb, intransitive
- To take care of a child or children in the absence of a parent or guardian.
- To take care of or watch over someone or something needing attention or guidance.
- To provide care for (a child) in the absence of a parent or guardian.
- To watch over or tend: baby-sat the neighbor's plants for a week.