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Meaning of “sit down” in the English Dictionary

"sit down" in British English

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sit down

phrasal verb with sit uk   us   /sɪt/ verb (present participle sitting, past tense and past participle sat)
to ​moveyourbody so that the ​lowerpart of it is ​resting on a ​seat or on the ​ground: I ​sat down on the ​sofa next to Barbara.

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sit-downadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈsɪt.daʊn/

sit-downnoun [S]

uk   us   /ˌsɪtˈdaʊn/
  • sit-down noun [S] (TALK)

US an ​occasion when you ​sit down and ​talkseriously with someone: Have a sit-down with her and ​tell her what the ​problem is.
(Definition of sit down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sit down" in American English

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sit down

phrasal verb with sit  us   /sɪt/ verb
to move from a ​standingposition to a sitting ​position: They sat down on a ​parkbench. She ​slipped on the ​ice and sat down with a ​thump.
(Definition of sit down from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sit-down" in Business English

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sit-downnoun [C]

uk   us   (also sit-down strike, sit-down protest) HR, WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT
a ​strike in which ​employeesrefuse to ​work or to ​leave their ​office, ​factory, etc. until ​employersagree to discuss their ​demands: The six-day sit-down was a ​response by ​autoworkers to the ​proposedclosure of the ​plant. hold/​stage a sit-down
(Definition of sit-down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sit down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 坐下…
in Chinese (Traditional) 坐下…
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