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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 ?
Even the people of KP are sick of the negative politics of lies, U-turns and baseless allegations and the sit-in group will not get anything except humiliation in the next elections.
Nisar warned against rule of gangs in the country if the ritual of sit-in continues to get stronger.
Nisar also warned against rule of gangs in the country if the ritual of sit-in continues to get stronger.
Nisar said he had talked about the Faizabad sit-in with Prime Minister Abbasi, and conveyed the concerns of the people of Rawalpindi and Islamabad to him in person.
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.
Apart from their regular sit-in at Sidon's Karama Square, Assir's supporters held other protests in Marjan, Elia and Rafik Hariri Boulevard near Sidon's coastal highway that connects the southern city with Beirut and Tyre.
He also expressed LTDH's opposition to the use of force to end sit-ins, praising the peaceful means used in lifting the sit-in at the Faculty of Arts of Manouba.
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.
Tents were set up, marking the beginning of the open-ended sit-in.
The Greensboro sit-in 50 years ago, and those that followed, ignited a decade of civil rights protests in the U.
Sit-in activists were often doused with food and hot coffee.