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sit

verb   /sɪt/ ( present participle sitting, past tense and past participle sat)
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 estar sentado Emma was sitting on a stool. The children sat at the table by the window.
A2 ( also sit down) to move your body into a sitting position after you have been standing sentarse She sat down on the grass.
→  Phrasal verbs sit up
(Definition of sit from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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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