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sit down

verb phrasal verb with sit  /sɪt/ us  
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.
Translations of “sit down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 坐下…
in Chinese (Simplified) 坐下…
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