house-sit

[c]/ˈhaʊs-sɪt/ (say 'hows-sit)

verb (house-sat, house-sitting)
verb (i)
1. to occupy a house, apartment, etc., temporarily and without the payment of rent, for the purpose of providing security or daily maintenance during the absence of the regular occupant.
verb (t)
2. to occupy (a house, apartment, etc.) under such an arrangement.
{house1 + (baby)sit}
house-sitter, noun
house-sitting, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • house-sit — past tense and past participle house sat present participle house sitting v to look after someone s house while they are away >housesitter[i] n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • house-sit — house ,sit verb intransitive to live in someone s house in order to take care of it while they are away ╾ house ,sitter noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • house-sit — UK / US verb [intransitive] Word forms house sit : present tense I/you/we/they house sit he/she/it house sits present participle house sitting past tense house sat past participle house sat to live in someone s house in order to look after it… …   English dictionary

  • house-sit — verb ˈhaʊsˌsɪt/ to live in someones house and take care of it while they are away Im housesitting for my friends while theyre on vacation in France …   Wiktionary

  • house-sit — verb live in and look after a house while its owner is away. Derivatives house sitter noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • house-sit — intransitive verb see house sitter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • house-sit — verb (I) to look after someone s house while they are away …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • house-sit — intransitive verb see house sitter …   Useful english dictionary

  • house´-sit´ter — house sit «HOWS SIHT», intransitive verb. Especially U.S. to live in and take care of a house while the regular occupants are away. –house´ sit´ter, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • house-sitter — noun [countable] [singular house sitter plural house sitters] Thesaurus: people who guard or look after places or peoplehyponym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

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