from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To take care of a child or children in the absence of a parent or guardian.
- intransitive verb To take care of or watch over someone or something needing attention or guidance.
- intransitive verb To provide care for (a child) in the absence of a parent or guardian.
- intransitive verb To watch over or tend.
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- verb To
watchor tendsomeone else's child for a period of time, often for money.
- verb To watch or attend anything or anyone unnecessarily closely; to have to help or coax too much.
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McGovern, meanwhile, continued to "babysit" the film, now at Norton Air Force base in California.
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On top of that we now have some project students in the lab, we have to "babysit" for a while, until they are independent enough to cruise on their own.
On Saturday it was off to the house of patermunkey to "babysit" Ms Cait and ElectroBoy.
It's a pretty great job: You essentially "babysit" a celeb, walk them to the stage at the appropriate time, and in exchange, get a free breakfast and t-shirt out of the deal.
I guess though I kind of babysit at My First Moustache Shows ...
It's very frustrating much of the time, from both sides: Those working at the tactical or technical areas vent of often having to 'babysit' their Afghan counterparts and hold the hands (both figuratively and literally) of grown men through the simple process of talking to their own counterparts.
The charge, he says, came about after he lied to police so that they would lock him up, so that his family, who had watched helplessly as he fell apart, would not have to "babysit" him any more.
NFL Field Director Ed Mangan and his crew literally had to "babysit," the sod around the clock, even on holidays.