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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
sentar(se)
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
estar, encontrarse
The parcel is sitting on the table.
(with on) to be an official member of (a board, committee etc)
ser miembro (de), formar parte (de)
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
sentar(se)
Let’s sit down over here He sat the child down on the floor.
sit out to remain seated during a dance
no bailar
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
mantenerse en sus trece, quedarse en un sitio
The best thing to do is to sit tight and see if things improve.
sit up to rise to a sitting position
incorporarse (en la cama), ponerse derecho
Can the patient sit up?
to remain awake, not going to bed
quedarse levantado, no acostarse
I sat up until 3 a.m. waiting for you!
(Definition of sit from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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