- To watch or attend anything or anyone unnecessarily closely; to have to help or coax too much.
"He left me to babysit the new guy while he got some work done."
- To watch or tend someone else's child for a period of time, often for money.
"We need someone to babysit our children while we go to the theater."
"My daughter is babysitting for the Morgans at number ten, who are going out on a date night."