Translation of "sit" - English-Polish dictionary

sit

verb uk us /sɪt/ (present participle sitting, past tense and past participle sat)
BODY POSITION [ I ]

A1 to be in a position with the weight of your body on your bottom and the top part of your body up, for example, on a chair

siedzieć
Emma was sitting on a stool.
The children sat at the table by the window.
We sat by the river and had a picnic.
MOVE BODY [ I ] ( also sit down)

A2 to move your body into a sitting position after you have been standing

siadać
She came over and sat beside him.
She sat down on the grass.
sit sb down/at/in, etc

to make someone sit somewhere

posadzić kogoś gdzieś
She sat me down and told me the bad news.
I thought we'd sit the children at the end of the table.
STAY [ I ]

to stay in one place for a long time and not be used

stać
He hardly ever drives the car. It just sits in the garage.
MEETING [ I ]

If a court, parliament, etc sits, it has a meeting to do its work.

obradować
The board will be sitting next week.
TEST/EXAM [ T ] UK

to take a test or exam

zdawać
The changes will affect many students sitting their exams this summer.
→ See also sit on the fence

(Translation of “sit” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)