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English verb: sit

1. sit (contact) be seated


ExamplesThe children sit in the rocking chair, There sit some children in the rocking chair


Synonymssit down


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)crouch, hunker, hunker down, lounge, perch, rest, roost, scrunch, scrunch up, sprawl, squat


Entailsit, sit down


Verb groupseat, sit, sit, sit down, sit down


Antonymsstand, lie, stand up

2. sit (stative) be around, often idly or without specific purpose


SamplesThe object sat in the corner.
We sat around chatting for another hour.


Synonymssit around


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be

3. sit (motion) take a seat


Synonymssit down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)change posture


Verb groupsit, sit down


Antonymsget up, stand up, arise, rise, uprise

4. sit (motion) be in session


SamplesWhen does the court of law sit?.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)convene

5. sit (perception) assume a posture as for artistic purposes


SamplesWe don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often.


Synonymsmodel, pose, posture


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)display, exhibit, expose


Narrower (hyponym)ramp


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

6. sit (motion) sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions


SamplesShe never sat a horse!.
Did you ever ride a camel?.
The girl liked to drive the young mare.


Synonymsride


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)canter, extend, gallop, outride, override, prance, ride herd, ride horseback


Verb groupride


Domain categoryhorseback riding, riding

7. sit (stative) be located or situated somewhere


SamplesThe White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be

8. sit (social) work or act as a baby-sitter


SamplesI cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do.


Synonymsbaby-sit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)guard

9. sit (contact) show to a seat; assign a seat for


SamplesThe host seated me next to Mrs. Smith.


Synonymsseat, sit down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Narrower (hyponym)reseat


Causesit, sit down


Verb groupsit, sit down

10. sit (competition) serve in a specific professional capacity


SamplesThe priest sat for confession.
She sat on the jury.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)serve









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