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English verb: sit back

1. sit back (body) settle into a comfortable sitting position

Synonymstake it easy

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)decompress, loosen up, relax, slow down, unbend, unwind

2. sit back (social) be inactive or indifferent while something is happening

SamplesDon't just sit by while your rights are violated!.

Synonymssit by

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)look on, watch

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