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sit

 (sĭt)
v. sat (săt), sit·ting, sits
v.intr.
1. To rest with the torso vertical and the body supported on the buttocks.
2.
a. To rest with the hindquarters lowered onto a supporting surface. Used of animals.
b. To perch. Used of birds.
3. To cover eggs for hatching; brood.
4. To be situated or located: a house that sits on a hill.
5. To lie or rest: Dishes were sitting on a shelf. See Usage Note at set1.
6. To pose for an artist or photographer.
7.
a. To occupy a seat as a member of a body of officials: sit in Congress.
b. To be in session.
8. To remain inactive or unused: Her expensive skis sat gathering dust.
9. To affect one with or as if with a burden; weigh: Official duties sat heavily upon the governor.
10. To fit, fall, or drape in a specified manner: The jacket sits perfectly on you.
11. To be agreeable to one; please: The idea didn't sit well with any of us.
12. Chiefly British To take an examination, as for a degree.
13. To blow from a particular direction. Used of the wind.
14. To keep watch or take care of a child.
v.tr.
1. To cause to sit; seat: Sit yourself over there.
2. To keep one's seat on (an animal): She sits her horse well.
3. To sit on (eggs) for the purpose of hatching.
4. To provide seating accommodation for: a theater that sits 1,000 people.
n.
1.
a. The act of sitting.
b. A period of time spent sitting.
2. The way in which an article of clothing, such as a dress or jacket, fits.
Phrasal Verbs:
sit down
To take a seat.
sit in
1. To be present or participate as a visitor at a discussion or music session.
2. To act as a substitute: She sat in for the vacationing news anchor.
3. To take part in a sit-in.
sit on (or upon)
1. To confer about.
2. To suppress or repress: sat on the evidence.
3. To postpone action or resolution regarding.
4. Slang To rebuke sharply; reprimand.
sit out
1. To stay until the end of.
2. To refrain from taking part in: sit out a dance.
sit up
1. To rise from lying down to a sitting position.
2. To sit with the spine erect.
3. To stay up later than the customary bedtime.
4. To become suddenly alert: The students sat up when he mentioned the test.
Idioms:
sit on (one's) hands
To fail to act.
sit pretty Informal
To be in a very favorable position.
sit tight Informal
To be patient and await the next move.

[Middle English sitten, from Old English sittan; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

sit

(sɪt)
vb (mainly intr) , sits, sitting or sat
1. (also tr; when intr, often foll by down, in, or on) to adopt or rest in a posture in which the body is supported on the buttocks and thighs and the torso is more or less upright: to sit on a chair; sit a horse.
2. (tr) to cause to adopt such a posture
3. (Zoology) (of an animal) to adopt or rest in a posture with the hindquarters lowered to the ground
4. (Zoology) (of a bird) to perch or roost
5. (Zoology) (of a hen or other bird) to cover eggs to hatch them; brood
6. to be situated or located
7. (Physical Geography) (of the wind) to blow from the direction specified
8. (Art Terms) to adopt and maintain a posture for one's portrait to be painted, etc
9. (Parliamentary Procedure) to occupy or be entitled to a seat in some official capacity, as a judge, elected representative, etc
10. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (of a deliberative body) to be convened or in session
11. to remain inactive or unused: his car sat in the garage for a year.
12. to rest or lie as specified: the nut was sitting so awkwardly that he couldn't turn it.
13. (Clothing & Fashion) (of a garment) to fit or hang as specified: that dress sits well on you.
14. to weigh, rest, or lie as specified: greatness sits easily on him.
15. (Education) (tr) chiefly Brit to take (an examination): he's sitting his bar finals.
16. (Education) (usually foll by for) chiefly Brit to be a candidate (for a qualification): he's sitting for a BA.
17. (intr; in combination) to look after a specified person or thing for someone else: granny-sit.
18. (tr) to have seating capacity for
19. sitting pretty informal well placed or established financially, socially, etc
20. sit tight
a. to wait patiently; bide one's time
b. to maintain one's position, stand, or opinion firmly
[Old English sittan; related to Old Norse sitja, Gothic sitan, Old High German sizzen, Latin sedēre to sit, Sanskrit sīdati he sits]

SIT

abbreviation for
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sit

(sɪt)

v. sat, sat, sit•ting. v.i.
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.
3. to rest or lie (usu. fol. by on or upon): An aura of greatness sits upon her.
4. to place oneself in position for an artist, photographer, etc.; pose.
5. to remain quiet or inactive: Let the matter sit.
6. (of a bird) to cover eggs with the body for hatching; brood.
7. to fit or hang, as a garment.
8. to occupy an official seat or have an official capacity, as a legislator.
9. to be convened or in session, as an assembly.
10. to take care of something or someone like a baby-sitter (usu. used in combination): to plant-sit for the neighbors.
11. to blow from the indicated direction: a wind sitting in the west.
12. to be accepted or considered in the way indicated: His answer didn't sit right with us.
13. to be acceptable to the stomach: My breakfast didn't sit too well.
v.t.
14. to cause to sit; seat (often fol. by down): Sit yourself down.
15. to sit astride or keep one's seat on (a horse or other animal).
16. to provide seating accommodations or room for; seat: Our table only sits six people.
17. to baby-sit for.
18. sit in on, to be a spectator, observer, or visitor at.
19. sit on or upon,
a. to inquire into or deliberate over: A coroner's jury sat on the case.
b. to put off for a time; postpone.
c. to check; squelch: to sit on nasty rumors.
20. sit out,
a. to stay to the end of.
b. to stay, wait, or endure longer than: to sit out one's rivals.
c. to keep one's seat during (a dance, competition, etc.); fail to participate in.
21. sit up,
a. to rise from a supine to a sitting position.
b. to sit upright; hold oneself erect.
c. to be awake and active during one's usual sleep time: to sit up all night playing solitaire.
d. to become interested; take notice.
Idioms:
1. sit on one's hands,
a. to fail to applaud.
b. to fail to take appropriate action.
2. sit pretty, to be in a comfortable situation: He's been sitting pretty ever since he got that new job.
3. sit tight, to take no action; wait.
[before 900; Middle English sitten, Old English sittan, c. Old Frisian sitta, Old High German sizzan, Old Norse sitja; akin to Gothic sitan, Latin sedēre, Greek hézesthai]
usage: See set.

sit

1. describing a movement

When you sit or sit down, you lower your body until your bottom is resting on something. The past tense and -ed participle of sit is sat.

You usually use sit rather than 'sit down' when you mention the place where someone sits.

A woman came and sat next to her.
Sit on this chair, please.

If you are not mentioning the place, use sit down.

She sat down and poured herself a cup of tea.
2. saying where someone is

If you are sitting somewhere, your bottom is resting on something such as a chair. In standard English, don't say that someone 'is sat' somewhere.

They are sitting at their desks.
She was sitting on the edge of the bed.

sit


Past participle: sat
Gerund: sitting

Imperative
sit
sit
Present
I sit
you sit
he/she/it sits
we sit
you sit
they sit
Preterite
I sat
you sat
he/she/it sat
we sat
you sat
they sat
Present Continuous
I am sitting
you are sitting
he/she/it is sitting
we are sitting
you are sitting
they are sitting
Present Perfect
I have sat
you have sat
he/she/it has sat
we have sat
you have sat
they have sat
Past Continuous
I was sitting
you were sitting
he/she/it was sitting
we were sitting
you were sitting
they were sitting
Past Perfect
I had sat
you had sat
he/she/it had sat
we had sat
you had sat
they had sat
Future
I will sit
you will sit
he/she/it will sit
we will sit
you will sit
they will sit
Future Perfect
I will have sat
you will have sat
he/she/it will have sat
we will have sat
you will have sat
they will have sat
Future Continuous
I will be sitting
you will be sitting
he/she/it will be sitting
we will be sitting
you will be sitting
they will be sitting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sitting
you have been sitting
he/she/it has been sitting
we have been sitting
you have been sitting
they have been sitting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sitting
you will have been sitting
he/she/it will have been sitting
we will have been sitting
you will have been sitting
they will have been sitting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sitting
you had been sitting
he/she/it had been sitting
we had been sitting
you had been sitting
they had been sitting
Conditional
I would sit
you would sit
he/she/it would sit
we would sit
you would sit
they would sit
Past Conditional
I would have sat
you would have sat
he/she/it would have sat
we would have sat
you would have sat
they would have sat

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sit - be seated
lounge - sit or recline comfortably; "He was lounging on the sofa"
sprawl - sit or lie with one's limbs spread out
perch, roost, rest - sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the tree"
seat, sit down, sit - show to a seat; assign a seat for; "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"
hunker, hunker down, scrunch up, squat, scrunch, crouch - sit on one's heels; "In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting"; "The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm"
sit down, sit - take a seat
sit out - endure to the end
sit down, sit - take a seat
lie - be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
stand, stand up - be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!"
2.sit - be around, often idly or without specific purpose; "The object sat in the corner"; "We sat around chatting for another hour"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
3.sit - take a seat
sit, sit down - be seated
change posture - undergo a change in bodily posture
4.sit - be in session; "When does the court of law sit?"
convene - meet formally; "The council convened last week"
5.sit - assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
display, exhibit, expose - to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"
ramp - be rampant; "the lion is rampant in this heraldic depiction"
6.sit - sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions; "She never sat a horse!"; "Did you ever ride a camel?"; "The girl liked to drive the young mare"
horseback riding, riding - travel by being carried on horseback
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
override - ride (a horse) too hard
ride herd - driving animals such as horses and cattle while riding along with them; "Joe was riding herd during the day"
outride - ride better, faster, or further than; "The champion bicyclist outrode all his competitors"
ride horseback - ride on horseback
prance - cause (a horse) to bound spring forward
canter - ride at a cantering pace; "He cantered the horse across the meadow"
gallop, extend - cause to move at full gallop; "Did you gallop the horse just now?"
ride - sit on and control a vehicle; "He rides his bicycle to work every day"; "She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town"
7.sit - be located or situated somewhere; "The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
8.sit - work or act as a baby-sittersit - work or act as a baby-sitter; "I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do"
guard - to keep watch over; "there would be men guarding the horses"
9.sit - show to a seat; assign a seat for; "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
sit, sit down - be seated
reseat - show to a different seat; "The usher insisted on reseating us"
10.sit - serve in a specific professional capacity; "the priest sat for confession"; "she sat on the jury"
serve - do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function; "He served as head of the department for three years"; "She served in Congress for two terms"

sit

verb
1. take a seat, perch, settle down, be seated, take a pew, plant yourself, park yourself, plonk yourself, take the weight off your feet, install yourself, ensconce yourself Eva pulled up a chair and sat beside her husband.
2. place, set, put, park, position, rest, lay, settle, deposit, dump, situate, plonk She found her chair and sat it in the usual spot.
3. pose, model She was sitting for the artist for 8 hours.
4. be member of, serve on, have a seat on, preside on He was asked to sit on numerous committees.
5. convene, meet, assemble, officiate, be in session Parliament sits for only 28 weeks out of 52.
6. be situated, stand, lie, be placed, be positioned Our new house sat next to a stream.
7. babysit, childmind I've asked Mum to sit for us next Saturday.
sit about or around laze about or around, hang about or around, loaf about or around, loll about or around, lounge about or around, stand about or around, idle about or around She isn't the type to sit around doing nothing.
sit in on something attend, watch, observe, be present at Perhaps ministers could sit in on the classes.
sit up stay up, stay awake, not go to bed I didn't feel like sitting up all night.

sit

verb
1. To assume a particular position, as for a portrait:
2. To cause to take a sitting position.Also used with down:
phrasal verb
sit on or upon
Informal. To hold (something requiring an outlet) in check:
Translations
يَتَقَدَّم إلى الإمْتِحانيَجْلِسيَجْلِس أمام الرَّسّام لِيُصَوِّرَهيَرْقُديَسْتَقِر
sedětsednoutzasedatležetpodstoupit
siddegå igennemliggesætte
püsima
istuaistuntoistuutuamaataolla
sjediti
tagjaülülésezik
eiga sæti ígangast undirsitjasitja fyrirstarfa, sitja
座る腰掛けるあるいる受け入れる
앉다
sėdėtisėdimasis streikastūnoti ausis suglaudusužsisėdėtivaikų prižiūrėtoja
atrastiesbūt loceklimbūt sēžu periodāgulētkārtot eksāmenu
zasadať
posaditisedetisesti
sediti
sitta
นั่ง
oturmakoturum hâlinde olmakpoz vermeksınava girmektoplanmak
ngồi

sit

[sɪt] (sat (pt, pp))
A. VI
1. (= be seated) [person] → estar sentado; [bird] → estar posado; [hen] (on eggs) → empollar
she was sitting at her deskestaba sentada delante de su mesa
don't just sit there, do something!¡no te quedes ahí sentado, haz algo!
are you sitting comfortably?¿estás cómodo (en la silla)?
that's where I sitése es mi sitio
to sit at home all daypasar todo el día en casa (sin hacer nada)
they were sitting in a traffic jam for two hoursestuvieron dos horas metidos en un atasco sin moverse
we're sitting on a fortune hereestamos ante una mina de oro
he sat over his books all nightpasó toda la noche con sus libros
to sit still/straightestarse or (LAm) quedarse quieto/ponerse derecho (en la silla)
will you sit still!¡te quieres estar or quedar quieto (en la silla)!
to sit and waitesperar sentado
to be sitting prettyestar bien colocado or situado
to sit tight "sit tight, I'll be right back"-no te muevas, ahora vuelvo
we'll just have to sit tight till we hear from himtendremos que esperar sin hacer nada hasta recibir noticias suyas
see also fence A1
2. (= sit down) → sentarse; (= alight) [bird] → posarse
sit by mesiéntate a mi lado, siéntate conmigo
sit! (to dog) → ¡quieto!
3. (Art, Phot) (= pose) to sit for a painter/a portraitposar para un pintor/un retrato
4. (Educ) to sit for an examinationpresentarse a un examen
5. (Brit) (Pol) to sit for Buryrepresentar a Bury, ser diputado de or por Bury
to sit in Parliamentser diputado, ser miembro del Parlamento
see also sit on 1
6. (= be in session) [assembly] → reunirse, celebrar sesión
the House sat all nightla sesión de la Cámara duró toda la noche
see also judg(e)ment
7. (= be situated) [object] → estar colocado; [building] → estar situado
the house sits next to a streamla casa está situada junto a un arroyo
the hat sat awkwardly on her headllevaba el sombrero mal puesto
the car sat in the garage for over a yearel coche estuvo aparcado en el garaje más de un año
8. (= weigh) that pie sits heavy on the stomachesa empanada es muy indigesta
it sat heavy on his consciencele pesaba en la conciencia, le producía remordimientos de conciencia
her years sit lightly on herlos años apenas han dejado huella en ella
9. (= be compatible) his authoritarian style did not sit well with their progressive educational policiessu estilo autoritario era poco compatible con la política educativa activa de ellos
10. (= to fit) [clothing] → sentar
to sit well/badly (on sb)sentar bien/mal (a algn)
11. (= babysit) → cuidar a los niños
B. VT
1. [+ person] → sentar; [+ object] → colocar
she sat the vase on the windowsillcolocó el jarrón sobre la repisa de la ventana
to sit a child on one's kneesentar a un niño sobre las rodillas
he sat himself on the edge of the bedse sentó en el borde de la cama
2. (= have capacity for) this table sits 12 (people)en esta mesa caben 12 (personas)
the concert hall sits 2,000 (people)el auditorio tiene cabida or capacidad para 2.000 personas
3. [+ exam, test] → presentarse a
to sit an examination in Frenchpresentarse a un examen de francés, examinarse de francés
sit around VI + ADV we can't have you sitting around wasting your lifeno podemos dejar que desperdicies tu vida sin hacer nada
I'm tired of sitting around waiting for himestoy aburrida de esperar sentada a que venga
we sat around talkingpasamos el tiempo charlando
sit back VI + ADV
1. (in seat) → recostarse
just sit back and enjoy the showpóngase cómodo y disfrute del espectáculo
she sat back on her heelsse sentó en cuclillas
2. (fig) we can't just sit back and do nothingno podemos quedarnos cruzados de brazos sin hacer nada
to sit back and take stockhacer una pausa y reflexionar
sit down
A. VI + ADV (= take a seat) → sentarse
do sit down!¡siéntese por favor!
we sat down to a huge mealnos sentamos a darnos un auténtico banquete
to be sitting downestar sentado
B. VT + ADV [+ person] → sentar
I sat him down and gave him a drinklo senté y le di de beber
sit yourself down and tell me all about itsiéntate y cuéntamelo todo
sit in VI + ADV
1. (= observe) → estar presente
they said I could sit in on the meeting/the discussionsme dijeron que podía asistir a la reunión/a los debates (como observador)
2. (= substitute) → sustituir
to sit in for sbsustituir a algn
3. [students, workers] → hacer una sentada, ocupar las aulas/la fábrica
sit on VI + PREP
1. (= be member of) [+ jury, committee] → ser miembro de, formar parte de
2. (= keep secret) [+ news, information] → ocultar, callar; (= delay taking action on) [+ document, application, plan] → no dar trámite a, dar carpetazo a
3. (= silence) [+ person] → hacer callar; (= oppress) [+ opponents, dissent] → reprimir a, silenciar
he won't be sat onno quiere callar, no da su brazo a torcer
sit out VT + ADV
1. (= not take part in) [+ dance] → no bailar (Sport) [+ game, event] → no participar en
let's sit this dance outno bailemos esta vez
2. (= endure) → aguantar
he decided to sit the war out in Brusselsdecidió aguantar en Bruselas hasta que terminara la guerra
to sit it outaguantarse
sit through VI + PREP I wouldn't want to have to sit through that film againno me gustaría tener que volver a ver esa película otra vez
it was the most boring speech he'd ever had to sit throughfue el discurso más aburrido que jamás tuvo que escuchar or aguantar
sit up
A. VI + ADV
1. (= straighten o.s.) → ponerse derecho, enderezarse; (after lying) → incorporarse
sit up straight!¡ponte derecho!, ¡enderézate!
when someone was killed they finally began to sit up and take notice of the situationtuvo que morir alguien para que finalmente decidieran tomar cartas en la situación
he knew the offer of money would make them sit up and take noticesabía que la oferta de dinero conseguiría hacerles prestar atención
a defeat like that makes you sit up and thinkuna derrota como ésa te da en qué pensar
2. (= stay up late) they often sit up late, talkinga menudo trasnochan, hablando
I sat up all night trying to work it outme quedé toda la noche levantado intentando descifrarlo
I'll be late back so don't sit up for mevolveré tarde así que no me esperes levantado
to sit up with a childpasar la noche en vela con un niño
I sat up with her for most of the nightestuve con ella casi toda la noche, haciéndole compañía
B. VT + ADV [+ doll, baby] → sentar; [+ patient, invalid] → incorporar
sit upon VI + PREP = sit on

sit

[ˈsɪt] [sat] (pt, pp)
vi
(= take a seat) → s'asseoir
She sat on the chair → Elle s'est assise sur la chaise.
A strange woman came and sat next to her → Une femme étrange vint s'asseoir à côté d'elle.
(= be seated) → être assis(e)
They sat there in shock → Ils étaient assis là, choqués.
to be sitting → être assis(e)
She was sitting on the edge of the bed → Elle était assise sur le bord du lit.
to sit still → rester assis
to sit tight → ne pas bouger
to be sitting pretty → être tranquille
[assembly, parliament, court] → être en séance, siéger
(for painter)poser
(= have official position) to sit on a committee → faire partie d'un comité
(= be, stand) [building] → se trouver; [object] → reposer
On the table sat a box → Sur la table reposait une boîte.
Our house sat next to a stream → Notre maison se trouvait près d'un ruisseau.
vt
[+ person] → faire asseoir
He used to sit me on his lap → Il me faisait asseoir sur ses genoux.
[+ exam] → passer, se présenter à
sit about
(British) sit around vi (doing nothing)rester assis(e) à ne rien faire
sit back
vi
(in seat)bien s'installer
(= relax) → se détendre
They didn't have to do anything except sit back and enjoy life → Ils n'avaient rien d'autre à faire que se détendre et profiter de la vie.
sit down
vis'asseoir
to be sitting down → être assis(e)
to sit down and do sth → s'asseoir à une table et faire qch, s'asseoir à une table pour faire qch
Have you both sat down and worked out a budget together? → Vous êtes-vous assis tous les deux à une table pour faire un budget ensemble?
sit in on
vt fus [+ meeting, lesson, discussion] → assister à
May I sit in on the discussion? → Puis-je assister à la discussion?
sit on
vt fus (= delay dealing with) → remettre à plus tard
He had been sitting on the document for at least two months → Pendant au moins deux mois, il avait remis à plus tard l'examen du document.
sit out
vt sep
(= not take part in) [+ game] → ne pas prendre part à
to sit out the dance → faire tapisserie
(= wait till the end of) [+ crisis, slump, recession] → laisser passer
sit up
vi
(from lying position)s'asseoir; (from slouching position)se redresser
(fig) (= pay attention)
A defeat like that makes you sit up and think → Une défaite comme ça vous fait réfléchir.
to make sb sit up and take notice → rendre qn plus attentif/ive
(= not go to bed) → rester debout, veiller
Sometimes I sit up reading until three or four in the morning → Je veille parfois jusqu'à trois ou quatre heures du matin, en lisant., Je reste parfois debout à lire jusqu'à trois ou quatre heures du matin.
vt sep [+ person] → faire asseoir

sit

vb: pret, ptp <sat>
vi
(= be sitting)sitzen (→ in/on in/auf +dat); (= sit down)sich setzen (→ in/on in/auf +acc); sit! (to dog) → sitz!; a place to sitein Sitzplatz m; sit by/with mesetz dich zu mir/neben mich; to sit for a painterfür einen Maler Modell sitzen; to sit for an exam (Brit) → eine Prüfung ablegen (form)or machen; to sit on one’s hands (fig)untätig zusehen; to be sitting pretty (fig inf)gut dastehen (inf); don’t just sit there, do something!sitz nicht nur tatenlos da (herum), tu (endlich) was! ? still1
(assembly) → tagen; (= have a seat)einen Sitz haben; he sits for Liverpool (Brit Parl) → er ist der Abgeordnete für Liverpool; to sit in parliament/on a committeeeinen Sitz im Parlament/in einem Ausschuss haben
(object: = be placed, rest) → stehen; the car sat in the garagedas Auto stand in der Garage; the package is sitting in the halldas Päckchen liegt im Flur
(bird: = hatch) → sitzen, brüten; the hen is sitting on two eggsdas Huhn brütet zwei Eier aus, das Huhn sitzt auf zwei Eiern
(fig: clothes) → sitzen (on sb bei jdm)
how sits the wind? (liter)wie steht der Wind?
(inf) = baby-sit
(esp US: = be agreeable, food) → bekömmlich sein; (idea)behagen; this food didn’t sit too welldieses Essen liegt mir (schwer) im Magen (inf)
vt
(also sit down)setzen (→ in in +acc, → on auf +acc); (= place) objectstellen; to sit a child on one’s kneesich (dat)ein Kind auf die Knie setzen; the table/car sits 5 people (= accommodate)an dem Tisch/in dem Auto haben 5 Leute Platz
horsesitzen auf (+dat); to sit a horse wellgut zu Pferde sitzen
(Brit) examinationablegen (form), → machen
vr to sit oneself downsich gemütlich niederlassen or hinsetzen; sit you down (dial)setz dich hin
n to have a sitsitzen

sit

[sɪt] (sat (pt, pp))
1. vi
a. (also sit down) → sedersi, sedere
sit! (to dog) → seduto!
sit beside me → siediti accanto a me
he just sits at home all day → sta a casa tutto il giorno senza far nulla
this unit sits on top of that one → questo pezzo poggia su quello
to sit still/straight → stare seduto/a fermo/a/dritto/a
to sit tight (wait patiently) → starsene seduto/a
to be sitting pretty (fig) (fam) → passarsela bene
to sit on a committee → far parte di una commissione
to sit for (a constituency) → rappresentare
to sit in Parliament → sedere in Parlamento
to sit for a painter/portrait → posare per un pittore/ritratto
to sit for an examination (esp Brit) → dare or sostenere un esame
to sit through (a film, play) → resistere fino alla fine di
to sit over one's work or books → stare con la testa sui libri
b. (assembly, committee) → riunirsi, essere in seduta
the committee is sitting now → il comitato è in riunione
Parliament sits from November till June → i lavori parlamentari iniziano a novembre e terminano a giugno
c. (bird, insect) → posarsi; (on eggs) → covare
d. (dress) → cadere
that jacket sits well → quella giacca cade bene
2. vt
a. (guest, child) → far sedere
b. (exam) → dare, sostenere
sit about sit around vi + advstar seduto/a senza far nulla
sit back vi + adv (in seat) → appoggiarsi allo schienale; (doing nothing) → stare con le mani in mano
sit by vi + adv to sit by while sb does sthstarsene a guardare mentre qn fa qc
sit down
1. vi + advsedersi
please sit down → prego, si accomodi
to be sitting down → essere seduto/a
2. vt + advfar sedere, far accomodare
sit in vi + adv
a. to sit in on a discussionassistere ad una discussione
to sit in for sb (as substitute) → fare le veci di qn, sostituire qn
b. (demonstrate) to sit in in a buildingoccupare un edificio
sit on vi + prep (fig) (fam)
a. (keep secret, news, information) → tenere segreto/a; (delay taking action on, document, application) → tenere nel cassetto
b. (person, silence) → far tacere
sit out vt + adv (dance) → non partecipare a, saltare; (lecture, play) → restare fino alla fine di
sit up
1. vi + adv
a. (upright) → stare seduto/a diritto/a; (in bed) → tirarsi (su) a sedere
to make sb sit up (and take notice) (fig) → far drizzare le orecchie a qn
b. (stay up late) → restare alzato/a
to sit up with (invalid) → passare la notte al capezzale di
to sit up for sb → aspettare qn alzato/a
2. vt + adv (baby, doll) → mettere a sedere, mettere seduto/a

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!

sit

يَقْعِدُ sedět sidde sitzen κάθομαι sentarse istua être assis sjediti sedere 座る 앉다 zitten sitte usiąść sentar-se сидеть sitta นั่ง oturmak ngồi

sit

vi. sentar, asentar;
to ___ downsentarse.

sit

vi (pret & pp sat; ger sitting) sentarse; (to remain seated) quedarse sentado; You shouldn't sit for long periods of time..No debe quedarse sentado por períodos prolongados; to — down sentarse; to — up (from a supine position) sentarse, incorporarse (de una posición supina)
References in classic literature ?
I used to be so frightened when it was my turn to sit in the chair with the crown on, and see you all come marching round to give the presents, with a kiss.
When he was out hunting, he used to go into the empty log house and sit there, brooding.
She did not sit there inwardly upbraiding her husband, lamenting at Fate, which had directed her footsteps to the path which they had taken.