baby-sit

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Compound of baby + sit.

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baby-sit ‎(third-person singular simple present baby-sits, present participle baby-sitting, simple past and past participle baby-sat)

  1. To watch or tend someone else's child for a period of time, often for money.
  2. 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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