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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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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 ?
However, in Al-Khalifa Square in central Omdurman and Al-Mouled Square of Al-Thoura 8, the police fired tear gas to disperse the sit-ins. Also, the police used tear gas to disperse a spontaneous protest in Al-Sahafa area at the end of the sit-in.
TheLahore High Court (LHC) has ordered Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahirul Qadri to submit their replies in a contempt of court petition filed against them in connection with the 2014 sit-in in Islamabad.A three-member bench of the high court, headed by Justice Anwarul Haq, was hearing the contempt of court petition on Monday against the prolonged anti-government sit-in outside the Parliament House in the federal capital by the two parties.
As per details, the religious groups staged a sit-in at Faizabad for 21 days and when administration started crackdown against it the protest and sit-ins were started in all over Pakistan.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Egyptian police broke up a Muslim Brotherhood sit-in near the Giza zoo and attempted to clear the other at Rab El-Adawiya square shortly after dawn on Wednesday, making good on pledge to disperse thousands of pro-Mursi protesters in both venues.
| CAIRO, Aug 8 (KUNA) -- Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi said Thursday that the government is seeking to give a chance to pro-ousted president Mohamed Morsi protesters to end their 41-day sit-in protests at the public squares of Rabia'a al-Adawiya and Nahdhat Misr.
"We had over 1,500 people in the rally that started from our sit-in square in front of the governor's office and went past the Central Salalah Square, past the Salalah Police Station and returned to the place of sit-in," an activist, who preferred not to be named, told Gulf News.
The Greensboro sit-in 50 years ago, and those that followed, ignited a decade of civil rights protests in the U.S.
How many years after the Greensboro sit-in did Congress outlaw racial discrimination in restaurants?
LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahirul Qadri to submit their replies in a contempt of court petition filed against them in connection with the 2014 sit-in in Islamabad.
Chaudhary Nisar, who is a former interior minister, said a precedent seemed to have been set, wherein powerful groups, some with considerable militant power, staged a sit-in and laid siege to Islamabad.
He revealed that he hold discussions with the incumbent premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi amidst Faizabad sit-in and warned him against use of force on protesters.
Nisar also warned against rule of gangs in the country if the ritual of sit-in continues to get stronger.