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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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