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English verb: sit down

1. sit down (motion) take a seat


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

Broader (hypernym)change posture

Verb groupsit, sit down

Antonymsget up, stand up, arise, rise, uprise

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

SamplesThe host seated me next to Mrs. Smith.

Synonymsseat, sit

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

3. sit down (contact) be seated


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

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