Baby-sit meaning

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.

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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.

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To watch or tend someone else's child for a period of time, often for money.
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To watch or attend anything or anyone unnecessarily closely; to have to help or coax too much.

He left me to baby-sit the new guy while he got some work done.

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Origin of baby-sit

Back-formation from babysitter.