Spanish translation of “sit”
sit verb /sit/ (present participle sitting, past tense, past participle sat /sӕt/)
› to (cause to) rest on the buttocks; to (cause to) be seated
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
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
An owl was sitting in the tree by the window. › to undergo (an examination)
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
She is sitting for a portrait/photograph. › (of a committee, parliament etc) to be in session
Parliament sits from now until Christmas. sitter noun › a person who poses for a portrait etc.
› a baby-sitter.
sitting noun › a period of continuous action, meeting etc
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
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
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
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
Let’s sit down over here He sat the child down on the floor. sit out phrasal verb › to remain seated during a dance
Let’s sit (this one) out. › to remain inactive and wait until the end of
They’ll try to sit out the crisis. sit tight › to keep the same position or be unwilling to move or act
aguantar (hasta el final
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!