- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (in upright position)(person/patient)incorporarse(dog)they are beginning to sit up and take notice of our warningssentarse sobre las patas traserasthat should make them sit up and take noticeestán empezando a hacer caso de nuestras advertencias1.2 (with straight back)eso debería alertarlossit up (straight)ponerse derechoenderezarse1.3 (not go to bed) See examples: we sat up till one o'clock talkingponte derechoenderézateshe sat up night after night with the sick girlnos quedamos (levantados) conversando hasta la unadon't sit up for mepasó noche tras noche en vela cuidando a la niña enfermano me esperes levantado
- to do sit-ups(ejercicio (masculine) ) abdominal (masculine) or (feminine)(levantando el torso del suelo)hacer abdominalesExample 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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