[ sit-uhp ]
/ ˈsɪtˌʌp /
an exercise in which a person lies flat on the back, lifts the torso to a sitting position, and then lies flat again without changing the position of the legs: formerly done with the legs straight but now usually done with the knees bent.
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Origin of sit-up
First recorded in 1835–45; noun use of verb phrase sit up
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It seemed as if the very rabbits must come and sit-up there, the jays and pigeons settle above; everything in all the wood gather.Tatterdemalion|John Galsworthy