(intr, adverb) to relax, as when action should be takenmany people just sit back and ignore the problems of today
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Related Words for sit backunwind, recline, soften, calm, repose, rest, tranquilize, laze, unbend, unlax, quieten
Relax, as in Now that the work's finished, we can just sit back.
Refrain from interfering or taking part, as in Mom and Dad just sat back and watched Meg try to decide whether or not she should tell on her friends. [Mid-1900s] Also see sit by.
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