sit on
phrasal 1. to hold deliberations concerning 2. repress, squelch 3. to delay action or decision concerning 4. to wait or be ready for (a specific pitch) in baseball

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sit on — ► sit on informal 1) fail to deal with. 2) subdue or suppress. Main Entry: ↑sit …   English terms dictionary

  • sit on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms sit on : present tense I/you/we/they sit on he/she/it sits on present participle sitting on past tense sat on past participle sat on sit on something to delay dealing with something They ve been sitting on my… …   English dictionary

  • sit on — phr verb Sit on is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bed, ↑bench, ↑board, ↑bum, ↑chair, ↑committee, ↑couch, ↑jury, ↑knee, ↑nest, ↑potty, ↑seat, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • sit on — Synonyms and related words: abut on, adopt, appropriate, arrogate, asphyxiate, assume, bawl out, be based on, bear on, bestraddle, bestride, black out, bottle up, censor, chew, chew ass, chew out, choke off, clamp down on, colonize, conquer, cork …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sit on — I (Roget s IV) , v. Syn. sit in on, take part in, be a part of; see cooperate 1 , join 2 , work 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) (or upon) verb Informal To hold (something requiring an outlet) in check: burke, choke (back), gag, hold back, hold down …   English dictionary for students

  • sit on — informal 1》 fail to deal with. 2》 subdue or suppress. → sit …   English new terms dictionary

  • sit on — {v.} 1. To be a member of (a jury, board, commission), etc. * /Mr. Brown sat on the jury at the trial./ 2. {informal} To prevent from starting or doing something; squelch. * /The teacher sat on Fred before he could get started with the long story …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sit on — {v.} 1. To be a member of (a jury, board, commission), etc. * /Mr. Brown sat on the jury at the trial./ 2. {informal} To prevent from starting or doing something; squelch. * /The teacher sat on Fred before he could get started with the long story …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sit\ on — v 1. To be a member of (a jury, board, commission), etc. Mr. Brown sat on the jury at the trial. 2. informal To prevent from starting or doing something; squelch. The teacher sat on Fred before he could get started with the long story. The… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sit on — verb a) To block, suppress, restrain. The chairman sat on the report until the end of the legislative session. b) To restrain (a person). He started to act up, but she sat on him …   Wiktionary

  • sit on — PHRASAL VERB If you say that someone is sitting on something, you mean that they are delaying dealing with it. [INFORMAL] [V P n] He had been sitting on the document for at least two months …   English dictionary

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