Meaning of “sit under sb” in the English Dictionary

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"sit under sb" in British English

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sit under sb

US
phrasal verb with sit uk /sɪt/ us /sɪt/ verb present participle sitting, past tense and past participle sat

to receive teaching from someone:

He sat under the most influential teacher in his field.

(Definition of “sit under sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)