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also ba·by-sit (bā′bē-sĭt′)
v. ba·by·sat (-săt′), ba·by·sit·ting, ba·by·sits also ba·by-sat or ba·by-sit·ting or ba·by-sits
1. To take care of a child or children in the absence of a parent or guardian.
2. To take care of or watch over someone or something needing attention or guidance.
1. To provide care for (a child) in the absence of a parent or guardian.
2. To watch over or tend: babysat the neighbor's plants for a week.
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[ˈbeɪbɪˌsɪtɪŋ] N I can't pay for baby-sittingno puedo pagar un/una babysitter or un/una canguro
I hate baby-sittingno me gusta nada hacer de babysitter or canguro
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈbeɪbɪˌsɪtɪŋ] n to go baby-sittingfare il (or la) baby-sitter
a baby-sitting service → un servizio di baby-sitting
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(ˈbeibi) plural ˈbabies noun
1. a very young child. Some babies cry during the night; (also adjective) a baby boy.
2. (especially American, often babe) a girl or young woman.
ˈbabyish adjective
like a baby; not mature. a babyish child that cries every day at school.
baby buggy/carriage
(American) a pram.
baby grand
a small grand piano.
ˈbaby-sit verb
to remain in a house to look after a child while its parents are out. She baby-sits for her friends every Saturday.
ˈbaby-sitter noun
ˈbaby-sitting noun
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She warns Tina it's not just her superb baby-sitting skills with Simon that Peter is thinking about.
It's hard to comprehend that a landlord would be so determined to create an anti-social environment in his building that inspectors would slap fines for such normal acts as tutoring or baby-sitting.
TEENAGER Matthew Fitzpatrick expects to be back on baby-sitting duty soon despite securing the Silver Medal as top amateur at the Open.
* Don't be afraid to ask people you know if they need help with cleaning, baby-sitting, or whatever else they might want.
It's located right on the beach, which is popular for surfing, and has its own kids' club, children's menus and baby-sitting service.
Too many parents see schools and teachers as a baby-sitting service and not the educational environments that they are.
A THIRTY-ONE-year-old Black Country heroin addict who was bullied into "baby-sitting" his drug dealer's ill-gotten gains has been sent to prison for a year.