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sit by

phrasal verb with sit uk   us   /sɪt/ verb (present participle sitting, past tense and past participle sat)
to fail to take action to stop something wrong from happening: I can't just sit by and watch you waste all our money.
Translations of “sit by”
in Chinese (Traditional) 袖手旁觀,坐視…
in Chinese (Simplified) 袖手旁观,坐视…
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