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"sit down" in British English

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sit down

phrasal verb with sit uk   /sɪt/ us   /sɪt/ verb present participle sitting, past tense and past participle sat
to move your body so that the lower part 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   /ˈsɪt.daʊn/ us   /ˈsɪt.daʊn/

sit-downnoun [S]

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

US an occasion when you sit down and talk seriously 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 standing position to a sitting position: They sat down on a park bench. 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 employees refuse to work or to leave their office, factory, etc. until employers agree to discuss their demands: The six-day sit-down was a response by auto workers to the proposed closure 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”
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in Chinese (Traditional) 坐下…
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