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English definition of “sit back”

sit back

verb uk phrasal verb with sit   /sɪt/ (present participle sitting, past tense and past participle sat) us  

(COMFORTABLE)

to sit comfortably with your back against the back of a chairSitting and standingRecliningNot holding the body upright

(WAITING)

informal to wait for something to happen without making any effort to do anything yourself: You can't just sit back and wait for job offers to come to you.WaitingStaying and remaining
(Definition of sit back from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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