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Sit Down

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Definition of the verb sit down

What does sit down mean as a doing phrase?


  1. take a seat
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of sit down: sit
    • antonym of sit down: arise
    • more generic term: change posture = undergo a change in bodily posture
  2. show to a seat; assign a seat for
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of sit down: seat / sit
    • more generic words: lay / place / pose / position / put / set = put into a certain place or abstract location
    • more specific word: reseat = show to a different seat
    • cause: sit
  3. be seated

Alternative definition of the verb sit down


  1. [intransitive] To assume a sitting position from a standing position.
  2. [transitive or reflexive] To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to.


  1. "Sit Down" is a song by James, released in 1989 by Rough Trade Records. In its seven-and-a-half-minute original form, the song only reached number 77 in the UK Singles Chart. Due to this unimpressive performance their record label's managing director, Geoff Travis, told them they were not a viable commercial proposition beyond an audience of 20,000.
  2. "Sit Down" is an EP by Run On, released in 1997 through Matador Records.
  3. "Sit Down" is a 1989 single album by James.
    • released in (26 years ago)
  4. "Sit Down" is a composition, cataloged instance.


Sit Down a.k.a. Sit-down is a roller coaster train configuration.

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Google previewAlaska Indian Dictionary

by Charles A. Lee

Sit down .................... ..Accoma-luten, also Sea-des. Sun, day .................... ..Shinor- huk. Swan ........................ ..Shakola. Sea otter .................... .Acht-nak. Slap-jacks. hot-cakes ....... ..Alat-jes. Steamer.......................Bala-kula. Smoking tobacco .

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A lot of them are afraid to sit down and break their position. You should be able to make it so natural that you can just get out, and sit down and walk away from it, and there's nothing wrong with that. (Nancy Johnson)
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