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sit-in

(sĭt′ĭn′)
n.
1. An organized protest demonstration in which participants seat themselves in an appropriate place and refuse to move.
2. The act of occupying the seats or an area of a segregated establishment to protest racial discrimination.

sit-in

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a form of civil disobedience in which demonstrators occupy seats in a public place and refuse to move as a protest
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) another term for sit-down strike
vb (intr, adverb)
3. (often foll by for) to deputize (for)
4. (foll by on) to take part (in) as a visitor or guest: we sat in on Professor Johnson's seminar.
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to organize or take part in a sit-in

sit′-in`



n.
1. an organized passive protest against racial segregation in which the demonstrators occupy seats prohibited to them in public places.
2. any organized protest in which the demonstrators occupy and refuse to leave a public place.
Also called sit-down.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sit-in - a form of civil disobedience in which demonstrators occupy seats and refuse to move
civil disobedience - a group's refusal to obey a law because they believe the law is immoral (as in protest against discrimination); "Thoreau wrote a famous essay justifying civil disobedience"
Translations

sit-in

[ˈsɪtɪn] N (= protest, demonstration) → encierro m, ocupación f; (= strike) → huelga f de brazos caídos, sentada f

sit-in

nSit-in nt; to hold or stage a sit-inein Sit-in veranstalten

sit-in

[ˈsɪtˌɪn] n (demonstration) → sit-in m inv
to hold a sit-in → fare un sit-in

sit

(sit) present participle sitting: past tense, past participle sat (sӕt) verb
1. 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.
2. to lie or rest; to have a certain position. The parcel is sitting on the table.
3. (with on) to be an official member of (a board, committee etc). He sat on several committees.
4. (of birds) to perch. An owl was sitting in the tree by the window.
5. to undergo (an examination).
6. 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.
7. (of a committee, parliament etc) to be in session. Parliament sits from now until Christmas.
ˈsitter noun
1. a person who poses for a portrait etc.
2. a baby-sitter.
ˈsitting noun
a period of continuous action, meeting etc. I read the whole book at one sitting; The committee were prepared for a lengthy sitting.
ˈsit-in noun
an occupation of a building etc by protesters. The students staged a sit-in.
ˈsitting-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. 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
1. to remain seated during a dance. Let's sit (this one) out.
2. 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
1. to rise to a sitting position. Can the patient sit up?
2. to remain awake, not going to bed. I sat up until 3 a.m. waiting for you!
References in periodicals archive ?
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / Defense Ministry announced the liberation of the sit-ins square in Ramadi.
ISLAMABAD -- Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Musadaq Malik Wednesday said the Parliament was a supreme institution and all issues of national importance should be discussed on its floor rather than doing politics of sit-ins.
This comes as part of investigations into two cases related to the events following the dispersal of Rabaa Al-Adaweya and Al-Nahda Square sit-ins, which has been ongoing since December 2014.
Shahbaz Sharif said that the last years sit-ins and politics of protest have caused huge loss to national economy.
MULTAN -- Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Thursday that sit-ins in the federal capital were a conspiracy to keep Pakistan entangled in energy crisis and damage the national economy.
Workers and supporters of PTI led by Imran Khan and PAT loyalists headed by the party's chief Tahirul Qadri have been staging sit-ins since August 15 in front of the parlaiment in the high-security aACAyred zone' in the capital.
Summary: Lebanon's Civil Defense volunteers staged sit-ins Monday in Chekka, Sidon, Blbek and Hermel regions to pressure Parliament to pass a draft law that would make them full-time employees.
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Iraq Front for National Dialogue expressed its full support for the demonstrations and sit-ins in the six provinces, warning against not responding to their legitimate demand.
Nadeem Mumtaz QureshiTwo Pakistani political parties are leading protest sit-ins on the roads that are used to supply NATO troops in Afghanistan.
The interior ministry has announced that the personnel would receive the bonus for dispersing the sit-ins from Rabaa al-Adawiyah and Nahda Square on 14 August, according to the Al-Masry al-Youm daily.
NNA - The Union Coordination Committee said Friday the sit-ins scheduled to ne staged on forthcoming September 4 in front of the Ministry of Education and nationwide aimed to preserve civil peace.
Summary: The Embassy of Egypt in Abu Dhabi has praised the UAE's support to the sovereign measures taken on Wednesday by the Egyptian government to disperse the sit-ins in Rab Al Adawiya Square and Al Nahda Square.