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sit /st/ v. sat /st/, sitting, sits 1 [I] to bend ones knees and rest on ones buttocks: He sat on a chair. 2 [I] to be located: The skiers hotel sits in a valley.||A computer sat on the desk. 3 [I] to pose: to sit for a painting or photograph 4 [I] short for to babysit: I sit for my little brother every Saturday night. 5 [I] to be happening, in session: The Congress is sitting. 6 to be sitting pretty: to be in a good position: Since he married the rich woman, he is sitting pretty. 7 to just sit there: to do nothing, to not act: Dont just sit there; help me move the table! 8 phrasal v. [I] to sit around s.t.: to be lazy, to not do much: The workmen are sitting around with nothing to do. 9 phrasal v. [I] to sit back: to wait in a comfortable position: I sat back and enjoyed the movie. 10 to sit down: to seat oneself: I sat down on a bench in the park. 11 phrasal v. insep. [I] to sit in for or on: a. for: to substitute for: She is sitting in for the boss. b. on: to attend, be there: I sat in on the professors lecture. 12 to sit on ones hands: to not act, (syn.) to stall: The secretary asked her boss for a decision, but the boss sat on his hands for months. 13 phrasal v. sep. [I;T] to sit (s.t.) out: to not participate: His ankle hurt, so he sat the game out. 14 to sit through: to stay during (often not wanting to): We sat through the long, boring opera. 15 to sit tight: to be patient: Ill have the information for you tomorrow; just sit tight. 16 phrasal v. [I] to sit up: a. to raise oneself up: The patient sat up in bed; he feels better. b. to wait for s.o.: His mother was angry he was late; she sat up until 12:00. 17 to sit up and take notice: to see and be affected: He played a good game of tennis, and his friends sat up and took notice. 18 to sit well with: to feel good or be agreeable to s.o.: The plan to move to the city does not sit well with him.