Cause+to+sit

  • 1 sit — [sit] vi. sat, sitting [ME sitten < OE sittan, akin to ON sitja, Ger sitzen < IE base * sed , to sit > L sedere, Gr hizein, Welsh seddu, to sit] 1. a) to rest the weight of the body upon the buttocks and the back of the thighs, as on a… …

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  • 2 sit — v. & n. v. (sitting; past and past part. sat) 1 intr. adopt or be in a position in which the body is supported more or less upright by the buttocks resting on the ground or a raised seat etc., with the thighs usu. horizontal. 2 tr. cause to sit;… …

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  • 3 sit — sit1 /sit/, v., sat or (Archaic) sate; sat or (Archaic) sitten; sitting. v.i. 1. to rest with the body supported by the buttocks or thighs; be seated. 2. to be located or situated: The house sits well up on the slope …

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  • 4 sit — [c]/sɪt / (say sit) verb (sat or, Archaic, sate, sitting) –verb (i) 1. to rest on the lower part of the body; be seated. 2. to be situated; dwell. 3. to rest or lie. 4. to place oneself in position for an artist, photographer, etc.: to sit for a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 5 sit — [[t]sɪt[/t]] v. sat, sat, sit•ting 1) to rest with the body supported by the buttocks or thighs; be seated (often fol. by down) 2) to be located or situated: The house sits on a cliff[/ex] 3) to rest or lie (usu. fol. by on or upon): An aura of… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 6 sit — [OE] Sit comes from a prehistoric Germanic *sitjan or *setjan, which also produced German sitzen, Dutch zitten, Swedish sitta, and Danish sidde. This was derived from a base *set , source also of English seat, set (etymologically ‘cause to sit’) …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 7 sit — [OE] Sit comes from a prehistoric Germanic *sitjan or *setjan, which also produced German sitzen, Dutch zitten, Swedish sitta, and Danish sidde. This was derived from a base *set , source also of English seat, set (etymologically ‘cause to sit’) …

    Word origins

  • 8 sit — ► VERB (sitting; past and past part. sat) 1) be or cause to be in a position in which one s weight is supported by one s buttocks and one s back is upright. 2) be or remain in a particular position or state: the fridge was sitting in a pool of… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 cause — 1 n 1: something that brings about an effect or result the negligent act which was the cause of the plaintiff s injury ◇ The cause of an injury must be proven in both tort and criminal cases. actual cause: cause in fact in this entry but–for… …

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  • 10 Sit — Sit, v. t. 1. To sit upon; to keep one s seat upon; as, he sits a horse well. [1913 Webster] Hardly the muse can sit the headstrong horse. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to; used… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Sit-in — A sit in or sit down is a form of direct action that involves one or more persons nonviolently occupying an area for a protest, often to promote political, social, or economic change. A sit in is a form of nonviolent protest. ProcessIn a sit in,… …

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  • 12 sit down — verb 1. take a seat (Freq. 38) • Syn: ↑sit • Ant: ↑arise • Hypernyms: ↑change posture • Verb Group: ↑sit …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13 Sit-up (exercise) — now consider it dangerous and relatively ineffective, replacing it with the crunch in many training programs as an abdominal exercise.CriticismAlthough still common in military training, martial arts, and mass taught exercise classes, the… …

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  • 14 sit — verb (sits, sitting; past and past participle sat sat) 1》 be or cause to be in a position in which one s weight is supported by one s buttocks rather than one s feet and one s back is upright.     ↘(of an animal) rest with the hind legs bent and… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15 sit — I. verb (sat; sitting) Etymology: Middle English sitten, from Old English sittan; akin to Old High German sizzen to sit, Latin sedēre, Greek hezesthai to sit, hedra seat Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to rest on the buttocks or …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 sit — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. sit down, perch; pose; hold session, convene; fit, suit; brood; be situated. See location. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To assume a sitting posture] Syn. be seated, seat oneself, take a seat, sit down,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 sit-down — /ˈsɪt daʊn/ (say sit down) noun 1. a sit down strike. 2. a period or instance of sitting for rest, relaxation, talk, etc.: they had a pleasant half hour s sit down together. 3. an organised passive protest in which demonstrators sit down in a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 sit down — verb a) To assume a sitting position from a standing position. Sit down! We have work to do. b) To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to. Coming home, therefore, I sat me down secretly under the Shrine of St. Edmund,… …

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  • 19 Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair — Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair Single by Arctic Monkeys from the album Suck It and See B side …

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  • 20 Don’t Sit Down ’Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair — «Don’t Sit Down ’Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair» …

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