babysit (someone or something)(redirected from baby-sit one)
babysit (someone or something)
1. To look after another person's child or children in a temporary capacity. Julia will babysit the kids on Saturday.
2. By extension, to look after or monitor someone, something, or an animal. Can you babysit these petri dishes and make note of any changes while I go to lunch? A: "Uncle Al is going to know you asked me to babysit him, and he won't be happy." B: "Well, too bad, because I'm not leaving him alone!" Maggie asked me to babysit her cat while she travels for work.
See also: babysit
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