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sit

verb /sit/ ( present participle sitting, past tense, past participle sat /sӕt/)
to (cause to) rest on the buttocks; to (cause to) be seated
sentar(se)
He likes sitting on the floor They sat me in the chair and started asking questions.
to lie or rest; to have a certain position
estar, encontrarse
The parcel is sitting on the table.
(with on) to be an official member of (a board, committee etc)
ser miembro (de), formar parte (de)
He sat on several committees.
(of birds) to perch
posarse
An owl was sitting in the tree by the window.
to undergo (an examination)
presentarse (a)
Beth sits her geography exam today.
to take up a position, or act as a model, in order to have one’s picture painted or one’s photograph taken
posar
She is sitting for a portrait/photograph.
(of a committee, parliament etc) to be in session
reunirse
Parliament sits from now until Christmas.
sitter noun a person who poses for a portrait etc.
modelo
a baby-sitter.
canguro
sitting noun a period of continuous action, meeting etc
sesión
I read the whole book at one sitting The committee were prepared for a lengthy sitting.
sitcom noun a funny television or radio series about a group of characters who become involved in different situation in each programme/program.
Serie de Comedia
sit-in noun an occupation of a building etc by protesters
manifestación, huelga
The students staged a sit-in.
sitting room noun a room used mainly for sitting in.
sala de estar, salón
sitting target noun ( sitting duck) someone or something that is in an obvious position to be attacked
blanco fácil
If they’re reducing staff, he’s a sitting target.
sit-up noun an exercise for strengthening the stomach muscles in which you lie on your back, raise the top part of the body to a sitting position, and then lie back down again
Abdominales
Strong stomach muscles gained through sit-ups give good core strength and are essential for all sports.
sit back phrasal verb to rest and take no part in an activity
cruzarse de brazos
He just sat back and let it all happen.
sit down phrasal verb to (cause to) take a seat, take a sitting position
sentar(se)
Let’s sit down over here He sat the child down on the floor.
sit out phrasal verb to remain seated during a dance
no bailar
Let’s sit (this one) out.
to remain inactive and wait until the end of
aguantar (hasta el final)
They’ll try to sit out the crisis.
sit tight to keep the same position or be unwilling to move or act
mantenerse en sus trece, quedarse en un sitio
The best thing to do is to sit tight and see if things improve.
sit up phrasal verb to rise to a sitting position
incorporarse (en la cama), ponerse derecho
Can the patient sit up?
to remain awake, not going to bed
quedarse levantado, no acostarse
I sat up until 3 a.m. waiting for you!
(Definition of sit from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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