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SIT DOWN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sit down mean? 

SIT DOWN (verb)
  The verb SIT DOWN has 3 senses:

1. take a seat
2. show to a seat; assign a seat for
3. be seated

  Familiarity information: SIT DOWN used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SIT DOWN (verb)


Sense 1sit down [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take a seat

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

sit down; sit

Hypernyms (to "sit down" is one way to...):

change posture (undergo a change in bodily posture)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Antonym:

arise (rise to one's feet)


Sense 2sit down [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Show to a seat; assign a seat for

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

seat; sit down; sit

Context example:

The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith

Hypernyms (to "sit down" is one way to...):

lay; place; pose; position; put; set (put into a certain place or abstract location)

Cause:

sit; sit down (be seated)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "sit down"):

reseat (show to a different seat)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Sense 3sit down [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be seated

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

sit; sit down

"Sit down" entails doing...:

sit; sit down (take a seat)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "sit down"):

lounge (sit or recline comfortably)

sprawl (sit or lie with one's limbs spread out)

perch; rest; roost (sit, as on a branch)

crouch; hunker; hunker down; scrunch; scrunch up; squat (sit on one's heels)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


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