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Definition of house-sit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

house-sit

 verb
verb
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; NAmE
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they house-sit
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; NAmE
 
he / she / it house-sits
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; NAmE
 
past simple house-sat
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past participle house-sat
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; NAmE
 
-ing form house-sitting
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Renting a home
 
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to live in somebody’s house while they are away in order to take care of it for them A friend of mine needs someone to house-sit and feed her cats. See related entries: Renting a home
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: house-sit