house-sit

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house-sit

vb (intr) , -sits, -sitting or -sat
to live in and look after a house during the absence of its owner or owners
ˈhouse-ˌsitter n

house-sit


Past participle: house-sat
Gerund: house-sitting

Imperative
house-sit
house-sit
Present
I house-sit
you house-sit
he/she/it house-sits
we house-sit
you house-sit
they house-sit
Preterite
I house-sat
you house-sat
he/she/it house-sat
we house-sat
you house-sat
they house-sat
Present Continuous
I am house-sitting
you are house-sitting
he/she/it is house-sitting
we are house-sitting
you are house-sitting
they are house-sitting
Present Perfect
I have house-sat
you have house-sat
he/she/it has house-sat
we have house-sat
you have house-sat
they have house-sat
Past Continuous
I was house-sitting
you were house-sitting
he/she/it was house-sitting
we were house-sitting
you were house-sitting
they were house-sitting
Past Perfect
I had house-sat
you had house-sat
he/she/it had house-sat
we had house-sat
you had house-sat
they had house-sat
Future
I will house-sit
you will house-sit
he/she/it will house-sit
we will house-sit
you will house-sit
they will house-sit
Future Perfect
I will have house-sat
you will have house-sat
he/she/it will have house-sat
we will have house-sat
you will have house-sat
they will have house-sat
Future Continuous
I will be house-sitting
you will be house-sitting
he/she/it will be house-sitting
we will be house-sitting
you will be house-sitting
they will be house-sitting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been house-sitting
you have been house-sitting
he/she/it has been house-sitting
we have been house-sitting
you have been house-sitting
they have been house-sitting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been house-sitting
you will have been house-sitting
he/she/it will have been house-sitting
we will have been house-sitting
you will have been house-sitting
they will have been house-sitting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been house-sitting
you had been house-sitting
he/she/it had been house-sitting
we had been house-sitting
you had been house-sitting
they had been house-sitting
Conditional
I would house-sit
you would house-sit
he/she/it would house-sit
we would house-sit
you would house-sit
they would house-sit
Past Conditional
I would have house-sat
you would have house-sat
he/she/it would have house-sat
we would have house-sat
you would have house-sat
they would have house-sat
Translations

house-sit

[ˈhaʊssɪt] VI (house-sat (pt, pp)) I'm house-sitting for the Sinclairsvivo en la casa de los Sinclair para vigilarla en ausencia de los dueños
References in periodicals archive ?
But with house-sitting becoming a fast growing, popular alternative to the standard package holiday, homeowners and house-sitters are finding each other through house-sitting websites.
There are many other websites now being set up to match a house-sitter and a home-owner and therefore, there is now the opportunity for people to find the ideal sitter through Skype chats and emails.
The backlit keypad allows you to program up to 16 user codes that can be changed at any time, enabling you to give safe home access to gardeners, dog-walkers, and house-sitters without the hassle and security risk of making extra keys.
Most of our house-sitters are in their 50s, from all types of backgrounds," says spokeswoman Rachel Martin.
lounger whereas am here, trapped beneath As someone who needs a list to do anything, I am currently compiling the registers of things to take, things to buy, things to wash which we'll need to take with us, things to pack in our hand luggage just in case our suitcases get lost, things to put in our son's backpack to keep him entertained during the flight, things to get ready for the house-sitters and things to get ready for school when we get back.
But others, like house-sitters Sue and Pete, are in their element.
The rental scam Rogue house-sitters or even burglars show would-be tenants around properties that aren't even theirs after producing bogus adverts.
Demand for house-sitting services is growing and it is estimated that there are now between 3,000 and 4,000 professional house-sitters in the UK.
A self-consciously creepy exploration of aberrant psychology and sick behavior, "Cleopatra's Second Husband" is a shrewdly crafted but largely disagreeable riff on the subject of house-sitters from hell.
House-sitters also need to know that chickens and turkeys love most greens and root vegetables, but hate leeks and onions, and that, if you feed the ducks, you have to watch over them until they've eaten every last morsel, otherwise the wily crows and magpies sitting in wait on the nearby ash trees will swoop in and clear it all up.
IT'S time for the house-sitters and the dog to move in again.