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Look after a dog or dogs while their owner is away, usually staying at the owner's home in order to do so.‘she asked me to dog-sit while she went away’[with object] ‘I was invited by a friend to dog-sit her French bulldog’
- ‘Ostensibly I went to visit my friend who lives there, and was dog-sitting a dachshund.’
- ‘How did you manage to convince me to dog-sit for you again?’
- ‘It is much easier to look after Sally, a comparatively inexpensive labrador, on a farm than it is to dogsit a whippet with a fine pedigree in a busy city.’
- ‘I'm not a neighborhood dog owner, but I frequently dog-sit for my parents, who live in Midtown.’
- ‘Vexed by New York City, he returns to his childhood home in L.A. to dog-sit for his brother's family while they vacation in Vietnam.’
- ‘A friend and I agreed to dog-sit for each other, but the last time her dog stayed at my home, he had several accidents, chewed furniture, and destroyed two rugs.’
- ‘We got to know each other when I started dog-sitting his Great Dane to improve my grades.’
- ‘My friend Michael had been hired by the owners to live in the town house for a week to dog-sit.’
- ‘We can usually dogsit during performances if required.’
- ‘She dog-sat from 4:30 in the afternoon until 8:30 in the evening.’
- ‘Some friends offered to dog-sit Milo for the weekend.’
- ‘I don't want to dog-sit for her again and could use some advice on how to handle this situation.’
- ‘I was dog-sitting a fluffy white thing called Snoopy.’
- ‘Lyn declined the invitation to join us but volunteered to dogsit the new puppy.’
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