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sit-up

(sĭt′ŭp′)
n.
A physical exercise in which one uses the abdominal muscles to raise the torso from a supine to a sitting position and then lies back down again without moving the legs.

sit′-up`



n.
an exercise in which a person lies flat on the back, lifts the torso to a sitting position, and then lies flat again without changing the position of the legs: formerly done with the legs straight but now usu. done with the knees bent.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sit-up - a stomach exercise in which a person sits up from a supine position without using the arms for leveragesit-up - a stomach exercise in which a person sits up from a supine position without using the arms for leverage
stomach exercise, tummy crunch - an exercise designed to strengthen the abdominal muscles
Translations

sit-up

[ˈsɪtʌp] Nabdominal m

sit-up

n (Sport) → Sit-up m; to do sit-upsSit-ups machen

sit-up

n ejercicio abdominal, abdominal m (fam)
References in classic literature ?
Not only was he gambling as he had never gambled before, but he was gambling at the biggest table in the world and for stakes so large that even the case-hardened habitues of that table were compelled to sit up.
He'll make Ward sit up with a show of local talent that'll make the rest of you sit up.
Lunges, sit ups and pushups-because I'm kind of working my whole body,' McCarthy said in the behind-the-scenes video," Jenny said.
JACK KNIFE SIT UPS A jack knife sit up is a more complex sit-up, involving all abdominal muscles.
At about 80 punches per person per minute, the total for the 60 fundraisers will be 2,073 million punches, with some 345,000 sit ups, 17,280 squats and 17,280 push ups.
The Pumpkin Boot Camp includes an hour-long workout using pumpkins to do sit ups, push ups, shoulder raises, an obstacle course relay, followed by a Pumpkin power lift.