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sit British & World English

Adopt or be in a position in which one’s weight is supported by one’s buttocks rather than one’s feet and one’s back is upright

sit English Thesaurus

you'd better sit down

sit up British & World English

Suddenly start paying attention or have one’s interest aroused

sit by British & World English

Take no action in order to prevent something undesirable from occurring

sit in British & World English

(Of a group of people) occupy a place as a form of protest

sit-in British & World English

A form of protest in which demonstrators occupy a place, refusing to leave until their demands are met

sit on British & World English

Fail to deal with

sit-up British & World 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

cat-sit British & World English

Stay in someone’s house while they are away and look after their cat or cats

dog-sit British & World English

Stay in someone’s house while they are away and look after their dog or dogs

pet-sit British & World English

Stay in someone’s house while they are away and look after their pet or pets

house-sit British & World English

Live in and look after a house while its owner is away

sit tight British & World English

Remain firmly in one’s place

sit down British & World English

Encamp outside a city in order to besiege it

sit-down British & World English

Denoting a meal eaten sitting at a table

sit-upon British & World English

A person’s buttocks

sit through British & World English

Stay until the end of (a tedious or lengthy meeting or performance)

sit in for British & World English

Temporarily carry out the duties of (another person)

sit-down money British & World English

(In Aboriginal English) unemployment or state benefits

sit on the fence British & World English

Avoid making a decision or choice

sit in judgement British & World English

Assume the right to judge someone, especially in a critical manner

sit on one's arse British & World English

Do nothing; fail to take action

sit something out British & World English

Not take part in a particular event or activity

sit-up-and-beg British & World English

Denoting a bicycle with relatively high handlebars ridden in an upright sitting position

sit below the salt British & World English

Be of lower social standing or worth

sit on the stomach British & World English

(Of food) take a long time to be digested

sit at someone's feet British & World English

Be someone’s pupil or follower

sit on someone's tail British & World English

Drive extremely close behind another vehicle, typically while waiting for a chance to overtake

babysit British & World English

Look after a child or children while the parents are out

bedsit British & World English

A one-roomed unit of accommodation typically consisting of combined bedroom and sitting room with cooking facilities

sitcom British & World English

A situation comedy

sit up and take notice in sit British & World English

Suddenly start paying attention or have one’s interest aroused

sit back in sit English Thesaurus

sit back and enjoy the music

sit tight in sit British & World English

Remain firmly in one’s place

sit tight in sit English Thesaurus

this shouldn't take long—just sit tight

sit in for in sit English Thesaurus

he's sitting in for the regular disc jockey

sit in on in sit English Thesaurus

I sat in on a training session for therapists

sit in judgement in judgement British & World English

Assume the right to judge someone, especially in a critical manner

sit on the fence in fence British & World English

Avoid making a decision or choice

sit below the salt in salt British & World English

Be of lower social standing or worth

sit on one's arse in sit British & World English

Do nothing; fail to take action

sit heavy on the stomach in sit British & World English

(Of food) take a long time to be digested

sit at someone's feet in sit British & World English

Be someone’s pupil or follower

sit on someone's tail in sit British & World English

Drive extremely close behind another vehicle, typically while waiting for a chance to overtake