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You couldn't pay me enough to be a law enforcement officer. Their job is a tough job. You have to solve people's problems, you have to baby-sit people, you have to always be doing this cat-and-mouse game with the bad guys. My respect for them is immense.
Christopher Meloni

Meaning of "baby-sit" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BABY-SIT

baby-sit play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BABY-SIT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Baby-Sit is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb baby-sit in English.

WHAT DOES BABY-SIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

baby-sit

Babysitting

Babysitting is the practice of temporarily caring for a child. Babysitting is commonly performed as a job by all ages.

Definition of baby-sit in the English dictionary

The definition of baby-sit in the dictionary is to act or work as a baby-sitter.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BABY-SIT

PRESENT

Present
I baby-sit
you baby-sit
he/she/it baby-sits
we baby-sit
you baby-sit
they baby-sit
Present continuous
I am baby-siting
you are baby-siting
he/she/it is baby-siting
we are baby-siting
you are baby-siting
they are baby-siting
Present perfect
I have baby-sited
you have baby-sited
he/she/it has baby-sited
we have baby-sited
you have baby-sited
they have baby-sited
Present perfect continuous
I have been baby-siting
you have been baby-siting
he/she/it has been baby-siting
we have been baby-siting
you have been baby-siting
they have been baby-siting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I baby-sited
you baby-sited
he/she/it baby-sited
we baby-sited
you baby-sited
they baby-sited
Past continuous
I was baby-siting
you were baby-siting
he/she/it was baby-siting
we were baby-siting
you were baby-siting
they were baby-siting
Past perfect
I had baby-sited
you had baby-sited
he/she/it had baby-sited
we had baby-sited
you had baby-sited
they had baby-sited
Past perfect continuous
I had been baby-siting
you had been baby-siting
he/she/it had been baby-siting
we had been baby-siting
you had been baby-siting
they had been baby-siting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will baby-sit
you will baby-sit
he/she/it will baby-sit
we will baby-sit
you will baby-sit
they will baby-sit
Future continuous
I will be baby-siting
you will be baby-siting
he/she/it will be baby-siting
we will be baby-siting
you will be baby-siting
they will be baby-siting
Future perfect
I will have baby-sited
you will have baby-sited
he/she/it will have baby-sited
we will have baby-sited
you will have baby-sited
they will have baby-sited
Future perfect continuous
I will have been baby-siting
you will have been baby-siting
he/she/it will have been baby-siting
we will have been baby-siting
you will have been baby-siting
they will have been baby-siting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would baby-sit
you would baby-sit
he/she/it would baby-sit
we would baby-sit
you would baby-sit
they would baby-sit
Conditional continuous
I would be baby-siting
you would be baby-siting
he/she/it would be baby-siting
we would be baby-siting
you would be baby-siting
they would be baby-siting
Conditional perfect
I would have baby-sit
you would have baby-sit
he/she/it would have baby-sit
we would have baby-sit
you would have baby-sit
they would have baby-sit
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been baby-siting
you would have been baby-siting
he/she/it would have been baby-siting
we would have been baby-siting
you would have been baby-siting
they would have been baby-siting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you baby-sit
we let´s baby-sit
you baby-sit
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to baby-sit
Past participle
baby-sited
Present Participle
baby-siting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BABY-SIT

baby-batterer
baby-battering
baby-blue
baby-boomer
Baby-bouncer
baby-doll pyjamas
baby-face
baby-faced
Baby-gro
baby-minder
baby-minding
baby-mother
baby-scales
baby-sitter
baby-sitting
baby-walker
baby´s-breath
babycino
babydoll
babyhood

WORDS THAT END LIKE BABY-SIT

bank deposit
besit
courtesy visit
deposit
flying visit
follow-up visit
goods in transit
home visit
house-sit
in transit
mass transit
posit
rapid transit
revisit
safe-deposit
safety-deposit
sit
state visit
transit
visit

Synonyms and antonyms of baby-sit in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «baby-sit» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
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TRANSLATION OF BABY-SIT

Find out the translation of baby-sit to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of baby-sit from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «baby-sit» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

婴儿坐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cuidar niños
570 millions of speakers

English

baby-sit
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बच्चे एसआईटी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طفل اعتصام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

няни
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

baby- sit
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শিশুর-বসতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

baby-sitting
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Duduk-bayi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Baby - sit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ベビーシット
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아기 앉아
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Baby-sit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

baby- ngồi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குழந்தை உள்ளிருப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बाळ-बसा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bakıcılık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fare da baby-sitter
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

baby- sit
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

няні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

baby- sit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

baby - sit
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

baba-sit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sitta barnvakt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sitte barnevakt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of baby-sit

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BABY-SIT»

The term «baby-sit» is normally little used and occupies the 111.927 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BABY-SIT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «baby-sit» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «baby-sit» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about baby-sit

EXAMPLES

2 QUOTES WITH «BABY-SIT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word baby-sit.
1
Thomas P.M. Barnett
Homeland defense doesn't generate any force requirements beyond having enough National Guard to save lives in natural disasters and to baby-sit nuclear power plants on Code Red days.
2
Christopher Meloni
You couldn't pay me enough to be a law enforcement officer. Their job is a tough job. You have to solve people's problems, you have to baby-sit people, you have to always be doing this cat-and-mouse game with the bad guys. My respect for them is immense.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BABY-SIT»

Discover the use of baby-sit in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to baby-sit and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
How Can I Be a Detective If I Have to Baby-Sit?
In this Stevie Diamond Mystery, Stevie and her partner match wits with an international smuggler.
Linda Bailey, 1993
2
Emily and Alice Baby-Sit Burton
When Emily and Alice accept their first babysitting job, they must learn how to care for their unusual charge, a bulldog jealous of the new human baby in its household. 12,500 first printing.
Joyce Champion, Joan Parazette, 2001
3
Did Dinosaurs Baby-sit?: Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals
Illustrations and text in question and answer format provide selected information about dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.
‎2010
4
Diccionario Español-inglés
baby-sit ['beibi.sit] vi -sat [-.saetj, -sitting : cuidar ninos, hacer de can- guro Spain baby-sitter ['beibi.sitarjn : ninero m, -ra f; canguro mf Spain baccalaureate [.baska' loriaQn : licen- ciatura f bachelor ['baetfalar] n 1 : soltero m 2 : licenciadp m, -da ...
Merriam-Webster, Inc, 1998
5
On My Own Two Feet: Helping Your Baby with Hypotonia Learn ...
... want to sit up and see what is making his feet tickle. D. Having your baby sit up to give you a high five. 42 Chapter 6: Activities to Help Your Baby Walk 6. Row. Copyright © 2009 Baby Walk, LLC On My Own Two Feet.
Elisabeth Callahan, Patrick Callahan, 2010
6
What to Do When Someone Asks You to Baby-Sit
This basic guide prepares would-be baby sitters for a variety of situations that may occur while on a baby sitting job.
Joy Wilt Berry, Bartholomew, 1987
7
The Handbook of English Linguistics
On the surface, this is a compound verb: it is used as a verb in sentences such as I have been asked to baby-sit for the Smiths, and it contains two lexemic bases, and is inflected according to the pattern of the word-final element (My aunt ...
Bas Aarts, April McMahon, 2008
8
Teaching Strategies 5-6: Teacher resource manual
At $3 an hour, she will baby-sit 20 hours in one week. At $2 an hour, she will baby-sit 10 hours a week, and for $1 an hour, she will baby-sit only 5 hours. Linda's Supply Schedule 3. Continue explaining that the amount producers are willing to ...
Elaine Coulson, Sarapage McCorkle, 1994
9
Everything Else You Need to Know when You're Expecting: The ...
BABY-SITTERS Is it forward to volunteer to baby-sit? Offering well-meant assistance is never too forward, especially where it concerns helping out with a new baby. If the parents aren't comfortable leaving their child yet, they need only thank ...
Paula Spencer, 2000
10
Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year
Keep in mind that if your baby has a developmental disability, his or her care provider may in fact recommend certain pieces of equipment to help your baby sit with support or move with help. BABY'S SENSORY DEVELOPM ENT During this  ...
Mayo Clinic, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BABY-SIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term baby-sit is used in the context of the following news items.
1
SME Bank targets 20 firms to join new trust fund this year
Salinee Wangtal, SME Bank chairwoman, believes that target is possible if there are enough asset managers willing to "baby-sit" the funds. «The Nation, Jul 15»
2
Women's voices: Our children matter
I have never thought to ask whether he was ever asked to baby-sit me again. My aunts and uncles will tell you that my parents faced many ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
3
Pet ownership holds health benefits, but is it right for you?
"Volunteer to baby-sit for someone else's pet for a weekend or week. Try out the daily obligation of feeding, cleaning, walking and exercising ... «Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Jul 15»
4
East Lansdowne celebrates its 100th Fourth of July parade
Mary Beth Wells chuckled about baby-sitting her neighbor, Sean Manley. “I used to baby-sit him before he had all these little ones,” she said. «The Delaware County Daily Times, Jul 15»
5
Silver State Opportunity Grant pushes college students to attend full …
“It's kind of hard, especially when I have to come home to baby-sit.” Students like her pose a conundrum for state education officials intent on ... «Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jul 15»
6
Bear watchers head to British Columbia for a special view
The bears sometimes become so comfortable that they allow the camera-toting humans to baby-sit. "A huge grizzly bear mama brought her ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
7
Boating, swimming, more mark holiday weekend's start at E. Texas …
"I baby-sit 11 or 12 hours a day and needed to get away and come fishing," said Mary Voss, 59, of Longview, who takes care of her ... «Longview News-Journal, Jul 15»
8
The answer to your summer blues that's more than an impulse buy
"Volunteer to baby-sit for someone else's pet for a weekend or week. Try out the daily obligation of feeding, cleaning, walking and exercising ... «Deseret News, Jul 15»
9
Artist re-creates childhood on canvas
Asaro said he and his Portuguese friends were frequently enlisted to “baby-sit” the boats to make sure the machines that churned out fresh ice ... «U-T San Diego, Jul 15»
10
Repeat Dodge County sex offenders sentenced to life
The victim said he would assault her when she would baby-sit for him. The victim's parents bought Brown's house, where she was assaulted ... «Fond du Lac Reporter, Jul 15»

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