babysit with (someone or something)(redirected from babysit with somebody)
babysit with (someone or something)
1. To look after another person's child or children in a temporary capacity. Julia will babysit with the kids on Saturday.
2. To look after another person's child or children in tandem with someone else. I know you've never babysat before, so you'll babysit with Julia on Saturday.
3. By extension, to look after or monitor someone, something, or an animal. Can you babysit with 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 with him, and he won't be happy." B: "Well, too bad, because I'm not leaving him alone!" Maggie asked me to babysit with her cat while she travels for work.
See also: babysit
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