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sitting US English

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

sitting in sit US 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

pet sitting US English

The activity of taking care of pets for absent owners

Sitting Bull US English

(Circa 1831–90), Sioux chief; Sioux name Tatanka Iyotake. He led the Sioux in the fight to retain their lands; this resulted in the massacre of Lt. Col. Custer and his men at Little Bighorn. He was killed by reservation police during the Ghost Dance turmoil

sitting duck US English

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

sitting room US English

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

sitting trot US 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 US English

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

be sitting pretty US English

Be in an advantageous position or situation

be sitting pretty in pretty US English

Be in an advantageous position or situation

babysit US English

Look after a child or children while the parents are out

cat-sit US English

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

dog-sit US English

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

sit in US English

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

sit on US English

Fail to deal with

sit up US English

Move (or cause someone to move) from a lying or slouching to a sitting position

sit US 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 US English

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

sit with in sit US English

Be harmonious with

sit up in sit US English

Suddenly start paying attention or have one’s interest aroused

sit by in sit US English

Take no action in order to prevent something undesirable from occurring

sit down in sit US English

Encamp outside a city in order to besiege it

sit in in sit US English

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

sit on in sit US English

Fail to deal with

sit back US English

Relax

sit by US English

Take no action in order to prevent something undesirable from occurring

sit down US English

Encamp outside a city in order to besiege it

house-sit US English

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

sit tight in sit US English

Remain firmly in one’s place

sit tight US English

Remain firmly in one’s place

astride US English

With a leg on each side of

sit through US English

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

sitting target in sitting duck US English

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

sit through in sit US English

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

sit in for US English

Temporarily carry out the duties of (another person)

sit something out US English

Not take part in a particular event or activity

sit in for in sit US English

Temporarily carry out the duties of (another person)

sit something out in sit US English

Not take part in a particular event or activity

bedsit US English

A one-room apartment typically consisting of a combined bedroom and sitting room with cooking facilities

bed-sitting room in bedsit US English

A one-room apartment typically consisting of a combined bedroom and sitting room with cooking facilities

sit in judgment in judgment US English

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

sit in judgment US English

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

bolt upright in bolt1 US English

Upright, with the back rigid and straight

bolt upright US English

Upright, with the back rigid and straight

sit at someone's feet in sit US English

Be someone’s student or follower


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