Definition of babysit in English:

babysit

verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • Look after a child or children while the parents are out.

    ‘I babysit for my neighbor sometimes’
    with object ‘she was babysitting Sophie’
    ‘part-time jobs such as babysitting’
    • ‘We had to ring our neighbour and get her to come and babysit.’
    • ‘When Nancy visits friends who have younger children, her teenage daughters babysit so the parents can have a night out.’
    • ‘Outwardly, Gina didn't seem troubled - she babysat for neighbors, wrote cute poems, and smiled radiantly for pictures.’
    • ‘Girl Scouts are advised to ask the parents for whom they babysit to unload and lock-up their guns.’
    • ‘In Argentina it is usual for couples to ask their parents or a sibling to babysit for their children.’
    • ‘We have had some beautiful letters from the parents of children she babysat.’
    • ‘I was asked to babysit for the Alatas children and although I wasn't too keen on watching over a toddler, I had accepted.’
    • ‘We give by baking cookies for a neighbour, offering to babysit for weary parents or spending time with a lonely person.’
    • ‘Granny babysits, serves buttered toast for tea, and scoops up dancers from ballet classes in the next town.’
    • ‘On Tuesdays, I babysat for some friends of my parents.’
    • ‘In high school, my sister used to babysit for D's daughter's daughter.’
    • ‘She buys cool stuff because she babysits and makes good money.’
    • ‘Once the child's parents have asked you to babysit for them, it is a good idea to agree rates of payment at that stage.’
    • ‘Much manly back slapping ensued, and I now have a friend's gown in my room which I agreed to babysit whilst he went to the PT.’
    • ‘She used to babysit for neighbours and was quite normal.’
    • ‘The woman left to do something - perhaps buy baby supplies - and left me to babysit.’
    • ‘My niece babysits, as I have two evening meetings.’
    • ‘One night, my parents ask Grandpa to come over and babysit while they go see Chuck Berry at the Westbury Music Fair.’
    • ‘He used to come round here and we would babysit for him.’
    • ‘Which reminds me, I need to get in touch with all the usual parents I babysit for, and tell them to call me here at Alex's instead.’
    look after, take care of, tend, attend to, mind, minister to, take charge of, nurse, provide for, foster, protect, watch, guard
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Pronunciation

babysit

/ˈbābēˌsit//ˈbeɪbiˌsɪt/