sit down

sit down
verb
1. take a seat (Freq. 38)
Syn: ↑sit
Ant: ↑arise
Hypernyms: ↑change posture
Verb Group: ↑sit
Verb Frames:
-

Somebody ——s

-

Somebody ——s PP

2. be seated (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑sit
Ant: ↑stand (for: ↑sit), ↑lie (for: ↑sit)
See Also: ↑sit out (for: ↑sit), ↑sit down (for: ↑sit)
Derivationally related forms: ↑sitting (for: ↑sit)
Hyponyms:
lounge, ↑sprawl, ↑perch, ↑roost, ↑rest, ↑squat, ↑crouch, ↑scrunch, ↑scrunch up, ↑hunker, ↑hunker down
Verb Group: ↑sit, ↑seat
Entailment: ↑sit
Verb Frames:
-

Something ——s

-

Somebody ——s

-

Something is ——ing PP

-

Somebody ——s PP

3. show to a seat; assign a seat for (Freq. 1)
-

The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith

Syn: ↑seat, ↑sit
Derivationally related forms: ↑seat (for: ↑seat), ↑seating (for: ↑seat)
Hypernyms: ↑put, ↑set, ↑place, ↑pose, ↑position, ↑lay
Hyponyms: ↑reseat
Verb Group: ↑sit
Cause: ↑sit
Verb Frames:
-

Somebody ——s somebody

-

Somebody ——s somebody PP

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archaic encamp outside a city in order to besiege it

with a large force he sat down before Ravenna

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sit down [phrasal verb]
1 : to begin to sit : to put yourself into a sitting position

She called just as we were sitting down to eat.

Come on in and sit down. [=have a seat]

Please sit down and be quiet.

— sometimes used figuratively

We need to sit down and figure this problem out. [=we need to give our attention to figuring this problem out]

2 be sitting down : to be in a sitting position

She made sure everyone was sitting down before she began.

I have some shocking news. Are you sitting down?

3 sit (someone) down : to cause (someone) to be seated : to put or get (someone) in a sitting position

He sat the child down.

You need to sit him down and have a talk with him.

She sat herself down on the couch.

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Main Entry:sit

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ˌsit ˈdown | ˌsit yourself ˈdown derived
to move from a standing position to a sitting position

Please sit down.

He sat down on the bed.

They sat down to consider the problem.

Come in and sit yourselves down.

Main entry:sitderived

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