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sitting British & World English

A continuous period of being seated, especially when engaged in a particular activity

sitting English Thesaurus

all-night sittings of Parliament

sitting in 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

Sitting Bull British & World English

(Circa 1831–90), Sioux chief; Sioux name Tatanka Iyotake. As the main chief of the Sioux peoples from about 1867, Sitting Bull led the Sioux in the fight to retain their lands; this resulted in the massacre of General Custer and his men at Little Bighorn

sitting duck British & World English

A person or thing with no protection against an attack or other source of danger

sitting room British & World English

A room in a house in which people can sit down and relax

sitting trot British & World English

A style of riding in which a rider remains seated while a horse is trotting, rather than rising from the saddle on alternate strides

sitting tenant British & World English

A tenant already in occupation of premises, especially when there is a change of owner

be sitting pretty British & World English

Be in an advantageous situation

babysit British & World English

Look after a child or children while the parents are out

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

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 for in sit British & World English

Pose, typically in a seated position, for (an artist or photographer)

sit with in sit British & World English

Be harmonious with

sit up in sit British & World English

Suddenly start paying attention or have one’s interest aroused

sit by in sit British & World English

Take no action in order to prevent something undesirable from occurring

sit down in sit British & World English

Encamp outside a city in order to besiege it

sit in in sit British & World English

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

sit on in sit British & World English

Fail to deal with

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 down British & World English

Encamp outside a city in order to besiege it

sit in British & World English

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

sit on British & World English

Fail to deal with

house-sit British & World English

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

sit tight in sit British & World English

Remain firmly in one’s place

sit tight British & World English

Remain firmly in one’s place

be sitting pretty in pretty British & World English

Be in an advantageous situation

astride British & World English

With a leg on each side of

sit through in sit British & World English

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

sit through British & World English

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

sitting target in sitting duck British & World English

A person or thing with no protection against an attack or other source of danger

sit in for in sit British & World English

Temporarily carry out the duties of (another person)

sit something out in sit British & World English

Not take part in a particular event or activity

sit in for British & World English

Temporarily carry out the duties of (another person)

sit something out British & World English

Not take part in a particular event or activity


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