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[hous-sit] /ˈhaʊsˌsɪt/

verb (used without object), housesat, housesitting.
to take care of a house or residence while the owner or occupant is temporarily away, especially by living in it.
verb (intransitive) -sits, -sitting, -sat
to live in and look after a house during the absence of its owner or owners


To live in and care for a house free of charge or for a fee while the owner is away

[1970s+; modeled on baby-sit]


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