The word ‘sit’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to support one’s weight by one’s bottom or be in a particular state.
- Sit down and start listening. (support one’s weight)
- Harry is sitting on a goldmine with his classic car collection. (in a particular state)
Sit is an irregular verb. The past tense is sat and the past participle is sat.
phrasal verbs with sit
Phrasal verbs with ‘sit’ include:
- Sit about/around (do nothing)
- Sit back (wait for something to happen)
- Sit by (make no effort to help)
- Sit down (sit on a surface)
- Sit for (pose)
- Sit in (wait inside)
- Sit in for (take someone’s work/responsibility)
- Sit on (sit on a surface)
- Sit out (not participate)
- Sit through (endure something boring)
- Sit up (move to an upright position)
- Sit with (stay with someone)
Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘sit’ in more detail and see some examples in use.
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