sit with

sit with someone

 
1. to stay with someone; to sit up with someone. My uncle sat with me my first day in the hospital
2. to stay with and care for one or more children; to babysit for someone. I hired Mrs. Wilson to sit with the children. We couldn't go out for dinner because we couldn't find anyone to sit with the kids.
See also: sit
References in classic literature ?
If she hated him so intensely that she would rather write that note on the blackboard than sit with him, what use was it to sigh like a furnace longer for her?
I offered him a share, as was much the custom in those days; but he was far too great a man to sit with such poor customers as Ransome and myself, and he was leaving the room, when I called him back to ask if he knew Mr.