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English verb: sit up

1. sit up (body) not go to bed


SamplesDon't stay up so late--you have to go to work tomorrow.
We sat up all night to watch the election.


Synonymsstay up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)wake

2. sit up (motion) change to an upright sitting position


SamplesHe sat up in bed.


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


Broader (hypernym)change posture









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