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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.
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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
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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]
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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"
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Translations

sit-in

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

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

[ˈsɪtˌɪn] n (demonstration) → sit-in m inv
to hold a sit-in → fare un sit-in
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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!
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References in periodicals archive ?
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Muslim PML-N's Maryam Aurangzeb recalled Saad Rafique's criticism against Pakistan People's Party when Saad Rafique said that PPP opposes the sit ins in parliament while their local leadership stands in solidarity with the Faizabad protestors.
RAWALPINDI -- Senator, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML N) Raja Zafar ul Haq Saturday said there was no logic of politics of protest demonstrations and sit ins on Panama issue as Supreme Court had issued notices in the case.
ISLAMABAD -- State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry has said the government respect the right to protest by anyone but the process of country's progress should not stop in the wake of these protests and sit ins.