Meaning of baby-sit
Pronunciation: (bā'bē-sit"), [key]
— v., -sat, -sit•ting.
- to take charge of a child while the parents are temporarily away.
- to baby-sit for (a child): We've placed an ad for someone to baby-sit the youngsters in the evening.
- to take watchful responsibility for; tend: It will be necessary for someone to baby-sit the machine until it is running properly.