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sit (sb) up

phrasal verb with sit uk   us   /sɪt/ verb (present participle sitting, past tense and past participle sat)
to move into a sitting position after you have been lying down, or to help someone else to do this: Let me sit you up in the bed so you'll be more comfortable.
Translations of “sit (sb) up”
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)坐起來, (幫某人)坐起來…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)坐起来, (帮某人)坐起来…
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