sit


sit
v.

1) to sit quietly, still

2) (d; intr.) ('to pose') to sit for (to sit for a portrait)

3) (d; intr.) to sit on ('to be a member of') (to sit on a committee)

4) (d; intr.) to sit through (we had to sit through the whole boring speech)

5) (misc.) to sit tight ('to refrain from taking action'); to sit for an examination/to sit an examination (BE) ('to take an examination'); to sit on the bench ('to be a judge'); to be sitting pretty ('to be well off')

* * *
[sɪt]
to sit on the bench ('to be a judge')
to be sitting pretty ('to be well off)
to sit for an examination/to sit an examination ('to take an examination'; BE)
to sit quietly
(misc.) to sit tight ('to refrain from taking action')
(d; intr.) ('to pose') to sit for (to sit for a portrait)
(d; intr.) to sit on (to sit on a committee; 'to be a member of)
(d; intr.) to sit through (we had to sit through the whole boring speech)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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