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English definition of “sit-down”

sit-down

noun [C]
 
 
(also sit-down strike, sit-down protest) HR, WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT
a strike in which employees refuse to work or to leave their office, factory, etc. until employers agree to discuss their demands: The six-day sit-down was a response by auto workers to the proposed closure of the plant. hold/stage a sit-down
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