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sit-up Syllabification: sit-up
Pronunciation: /ˈsid ˌəp/

Definition of sit-up in English:


A physical exercise designed to strengthen the abdominal muscles, in which a person sits up from a supine position without using the arms for leverage.
Example sentences
  • When not on the bar, we practice drills on the ground, as well as doing exercises to build up essential muscles, such as sit-ups, press-ups and tricep push-ups.
  • We may do push-ups and sit-ups and weight training, but we don't do it all day long.
  • Besides the surfing I'll do a little running, lots of sit-ups and the occasional workout at the gym.
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