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[sɪt]
(past tense and past participle sat [sæt] ) verb
1) [I] to be in a position in which the lower part of your body rests on a seat or the ground, while the upper part of your body is upright
Sit still (= without moving) while I brush your hair.[/ex]
I usually sit next to Andrew in history.[/ex]
They were sitting in a café drinking coffee.[/ex]
I was sitting at my computer when the phone rang.[/ex]
Matt sat on a park bench, eating his lunch.[/ex]
Six of us were sitting around the table talking.[/ex]
2) [I] to lower your body into a sitting position
He came over and sat on the sofa.[/ex]
3) [T] to put someone into a sitting position
Joanna sat the child on her lap and read him a story.[/ex]
4) [I] to be in a particular situation or condition for a period of time
I was sitting in traffic for over an hour.[/ex]
5) [I] to be in a particular place
The house sits on top of a hill.[/ex]
6) [I] to be a member of a committee or other official group
She sits on the boards of several large companies.[/ex]
7) [I] if a parliament, a court of law, or a committee sits, it has an official meeting
8) [T] British
to take an examination
I'm sitting my French exam tomorrow.[/ex]
9) [I] to be a model for a painter or a PHOTOGRAPHER
- sit around
- sit back
- sit by
- sit down
- sit in on sth
- sit through sth
- sit up
- sit sb up

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