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To adopt or be in a position in which one's weight is supported by one's buttocks
“I was flabbergasted by the oven's vast number of features and needed to sit immediately to take it all in.”
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To hold a meeting
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“The committee would sit for hours as they decided on the best course of action.”
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To remain or be located in a particular position or state
“To the right of the throne room, two small buildings sit side by side.”
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To serve as a member of a council, jury, or other official body
“Its members sit for five years, except for student representatives who hold their positions for one year.”
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(sit with) To be harmonious with
“Its aristocratic tendencies sit badly with the meritocratic facts of Scottish life.”
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To put or place something in a given location or position
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“This allows us to sit the frame up against the artwork or photograph to see how it will complement or clash with the piece.”
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(of a table, room, or building) To be large enough for (a specified number of seated people)
“The 6,000 square-foot restaurant will sit about 200 people in the dining area and bar.”
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To pose for a painting or photograph
“Daniel Rowland was a self-effacing man, who only once consented to sit for his portrait.”
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To mind a child or infant
“We could try to get Mrs. Hillman to sit while we go out for dinner.”
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To keep an egg warm, allowing it to hatch
“When none of the hens would sit, Kyra was despondent.”
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(care for) To look after
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Sit, lie, or stand in a lazy, relaxed way
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To crouch or squat close to the ground
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Be in authority
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To travel by means of being carried (by an animal or vehicle)
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To gather or summon for a formal meeting
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Reside; use
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To pay attention to, or take notice of
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Have power over; prevail
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The place where a bird sleeps, usually its nest or a branch
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