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English verb: sit down

1. sit down (motion) take a seat


Synonymssit


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


Synonymssit


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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