Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sit (sb) up”

See all translations

sit (sb) up

verb uk phrasal verb with sit   /sɪt/ ( present participle sitting, past tense and past participle sat) us  
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…
(Definition of sit (sb) up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sit (sb) up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More