sit in

sit in
1. attend as a visitor

Can I sit in on your Intermediate Hittite class?

Hypernyms: ↑attend, ↑go to
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s PP

2. participate in an act of civil disobedience
Derivationally related forms: ↑sit-in
Hypernyms: ↑disobey
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s

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intransitive verb
1. : to take a hand in a card game
2. : to take part in or be present at a session (of music, discussion) as a visitor

sit in with a dance band

— usually used with on

invited to sit in on a rehearsal

sat in on some of the board's policy-making meetings

4. Britain : to sit down at table

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sit in
1. To act as a baby-sitter
2. To be present as a visitor, and (usu) take part, eg at a conference or discussion
3. To have or take part in a sit-in
4. To act as a substitute
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Main Entry:sit

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ˌsit ˈin [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they sit in he/she/it sits in present participle sitting in past tense sat in past participle sat in] phrasal verb
if people sit in, they take part in a sit-in
Thesaurus: to rebel or protesthyponym
Main entry: sit

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1) (of a group of people) occupy a place as a form of protest
2) attend a meeting or discussion without taking an active part in it

I sat in on a training session for therapists

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sit in [phrasal verb]
1 : to take the place of someone who is not present

The President could not attend the meeting, so the Vice President is sitting in. = The Vice President is sitting in for the President.

2 sit in on (something) : to attend (something, such as a class or meeting) without officially participating

She's been asked to sit in on the meetings.

I would like to sit in on one of your classes.

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Main Entry:sit

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