Spanish translation of “sit”
sit verb /sit/ (present participle sitting, past tense, past participle sat /sӕt/)
› to (cause to) rest on the buttocks; to (cause to) be seated
He likes sitting on the floor They sat me in the chair and started asking questions. › to lie or rest; to have a certain position
The parcel is sitting on the table. › (with on) to be an official member of (a board, committee etc)
He sat on several committees. › (of birds) to perch
An owl was sitting in the tree by the window. › to undergo (an examination)
Beth sits her geography exam today. › to take up a position, or act as a model, in order to have one’s picture painted or one’s photograph taken
She is sitting for a portrait/photograph. › (of a committee, parliament etc) to be in session
Parliament sits from now until Christmas. sitter noun › a person who poses for a portrait etc.
› a baby-sitter.
sitting noun › a period of continuous action, meeting etc
I read the whole book at one sitting The committee were prepared for a lengthy sitting. sit-in noun › an occupation of a building etc by protesters
The students staged a sit-in. sitting room noun › a room used mainly for sitting in.
sitting target ( sitting duck) › someone or something that is in an obvious position to be attacked
If they’re reducing staff, he’s a sitting target. sit back › to rest and take no part in an activity
cruzarse de brazos
He just sat back and let it all happen. sit down › to (cause to) take a seat, take a sitting position
Let’s sit down over here He sat the child down on the floor. sit out › to remain seated during a dance
Let’s sit (this one) out. › to remain inactive and wait until the end of
They’ll try to sit out the crisis. sit tight › to keep the same position or be unwilling to move or act
The best thing to do is to sit tight and see if things improve. sit up › to rise to a sitting position
Can the patient sit up? › to remain awake, not going to bed
I sat up until 3 a.m. waiting for you!