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English definition of “sit-in”


noun [C]     WORKPLACE, HR
a situation in which a group of people protest by sitting down and refusing to leave until their complaints are dealt with: a 24-hour/30-day/3 week, etc. sit-in Opponents of the bill launched a 40-day, 24-hour sit-in outside the building . hold / stage a sit-in
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