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Meaning of "sit" in Essential American English Dictionary

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: 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: She sat down on the grass.
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