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English definition of “sit”

sit

verb (BE SEATED)    /sɪt/ (present participle sitting, past tense and past participle sat)
A1 [I or T, usually + adv/prep] to (cause someone to) be in a position in which the lower part of the body is resting on a seat or other type of support, with the upper part of the body vertical: to sit at a table/desk to sit in an armchair to sit on a chair/a horse/the ground He came and sat (down) next to me.informal Sit yourself down and have a cup of tea. The child's father sat her (down) on a chair.Sitting and standing [I usually + adv/prep] to be a model for a painter, photographer, etc.: Monet's wife sat for him many times.Sitting and standing [I] (of an animal such as a dog) to move into a position with its back legs bent and its tail end on the ground: We're trying to train our dog to sit.Sitting and standingAnimal (non-human) behaviour [I usually + adv/prep] If a bird sits on its eggs, it covers them with its body to keep them warm before they hatch.Animal reproduction
(Definition of sit verb (BE SEATED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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