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sit-down

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈsɪt.daʊn/ us  

sit-down adjective [before noun] (MEAL)

A sit-down meal is served to people who are sitting at a table: We're having a sit-down meal at our wedding, rather than a buffet.

sit-down adjective [before noun] (REFUSE TO WORK)

A sit-down strike is one in which workers refuse to leave their place of work until their employers have agreed to their demands: The workers are holding a sit-down strike.

sit-down

noun [S] uk   /ˌsɪtˈdaʊn/ informal us  
a short period of sitting in order to rest: You look tired. Why don't you come and have a sit-down for a few minutes.
Translations of “sit-down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 一餐, (用餐)坐著享用的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一餐, (用餐)坐着享用的…
(Definition of sit-down adjective, noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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