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verb (used without object), sat or (Archaic) sate; sat or (Archaic) sit·ten; sit·ting.
verb (used with object), sat or (Archaic) sate; sat or (Archaic) sit·ten; sit·ting.
- to take a seat.
- to descend to a sitting position; alight.
- to take up a position, as to encamp or besiege: The military forces sat down at the approaches to the city.
- to attend or take part as a visitor or temporary participant: to sit in at a bridge game; to sit in for the band's regular pianist.
- to take part in a sit-in.
- to inquire into or deliberate over: A coroner's jury was called to sit on the case.
- Informal. to suppress; silence: They sat on the bad news as long as they could.
- Informal. to check or rebuke; squelch: I'll sit on him if he tries to interrupt me.
- to stay to the end of: Though bored, we sat out the play.
- to surpass in endurance: He sat out his tormentors.
- to keep one's seat during (a dance, competition, etc.); fail to participate in: We sat out all the Latin-American numbers.
- to rise from a supine to a sitting position.
- to delay the hour of retiring beyond the usual time.
- to sit upright; hold oneself erect.
- Informal. to become interested or astonished: We all sat up when the holiday was announced.
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Examples from the Web for sat
Interesting that those who sat in judgment of him found those two sets of beliefs to be incompatible.
So I just patted him kind-like on the shoulder and sat down.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Just a few short years ago, I sat down at my computer, and I typed out a similar goodbye letter.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I might have sat next to him in a class, and joked or something.The Deal With Serial’s Jay? He’s Pissed Off, Mucks Up Our Timeline|Emily Shire|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, feeling “a little loopy” from beers, he sat down and wrote a letter to Santa Claus.Kerry Bentivolio: The Congressman Who Believes in Santa Claus|Ben Jacobs|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He sat silent—his eyes downcast—a tired and haggard look on his face.Macleod of Dare|William Black
Morewood came back, sat down, and poured out a glass of wine.Quisant|Anthony Hope
Mrs. Stoddart sat down by the bed, and presently Annette, as if conscious of her presence, opened her eyes.Notwithstanding|Mary Cholmondeley
When we were done he pulled his papers before him and sat looking at them dully.Hurricane Island|H. B. Marriott Watson
Her father released her, took out his pocket handkerchief, and sat down on the stairs with his head against the wall.Bleak House|Charles Dickens
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adjective Southern African
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verb sits, sitting or sat (mainly intr)
- to wait patiently; bide one's time
- to maintain one's position, stand, or opinion firmly
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Idioms and Phrases with sat
In addition to the idioms beginning with sit
- sit at one's feet
- sit back
- sit bolt upright
- sit by
- sit down
- sit in
- sit on
- sit on one's hands
- sit out
- sit pretty
- sit through
- sit tight
- sit up
- sit well with
- at a sitting