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"sit in" in British English

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(Definition of sit in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sit in

phrasal verb with sit us   /sɪt/ verb
  • (BE PRESENT)

to be present at an event without being involved: Do you mind if I sit in on your class?

sit in

phrasal verb with sit us   /sɪt/ verb
  • (ACT FOR SOMEONE)

to fulfill a responsibility for another person: The vice president will sit in for the president at today’s meeting.
A musician who sits in plays music with someone the musician does not usually play with: Jeanne needed a drummer and asked if I could sit in.

sit-innoun [C]

us   /ˈsɪt̬ˌɪn/
social studies a public event in which a person or group enters a place and refuses to leave until certain demands have been agreed to: Students carried out a sit-in at the governor’s office to protest higher tuition costs.
(Definition of sit in from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sit-in" in Business English

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sit-innoun [C]

uk   us   WORKPLACE, HR
a situation in which a group of people protest by sitting down and refusing to leave until their complaints are dealt with: a 24-hour/30-day/3 week, etc. sit-in Opponents of the bill launched a 40-day, 24-hour sit-in outside the building. hold/stage a sit-in
(Definition of sit-in from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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