rest on the lower part of the body, with the weight off the feet
(of an animal or bird) be or go into a position with the tail end of the body resting on a surface
"The object sat in the corner"
"We sat around chatting for another hour"
"When does the court of law sit?"
"We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
"She never sat a horse!"
"Did you ever ride a camel?"
"The girl liked to drive the young mare"
"The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue"
"I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do"
"The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"
"the priest sat for confession"
"she sat on the jury"
Volodya..was sitting on a wooden chair.
出自： P. Fitzgerald
Gildas..was sitting at the piano.
出自： I. Murdoch
The children sat about on the grass.
He just sits around and does nothing all day.
Most people in this office just sit around with nothing to do.
They seemed to spend most of their time sitting around in bars.
I got tired of sitting around waiting, so I went home.
The child is not big enough to sit at table yet.
She set the table and the two of them sat by the stove to enjoy a good hot meal together.
After standing for so long, it was a pleasure to sit down and rest.
站了那么久以后坐下来休息真是件美事。 sit down to sth
We sat down to a wonderful meal prepared by my uncle.
Both sides in the disagreement are prepared to sit down to long talks if necessary.
如有必要的话,争执的双方都准备坐下来进行长时间的谈判。 sit down with sth
I can't sit down with that insult.
He sat for his examinations as a co-pilot.
She sat for a scholarship but failed to win it.
他在护士休息时,照看病人。 sit in for sb
He's sitting in for his friend today.
As the consul-general is away, one of the consuls is sitting in for him.
由于总领事不在,一个领事代理他的工作。 sit in at sth
Some of the students are sitting in at the Faculty Office.
The students sat in at the administrative building to protest against racial discrimination.
In protest against the wages cut, the workmen decided on sitting in at the factory.
为了抗议降低工资,工人们决定在工厂里静坐示威。 sit in
We're having a conference and we'd like you to sit in.
我们将举行一次会议,希望你来旁听。 sit in on sth
They decided to sit in on the discussion.
I'd like you to sit in on this meeting.
When I was doing teaching practice, people often sit in on my lessons.
A group of foreign visitors came to sit in on our English class yesterday.
We sat in on classes and had discussions with the students.
Friends of the band who give their support may sit in on practices.
She sat on until someone agreed to help.
We cadres are ordinary workers and not overlords sitting on the backs of the people.
They are sitting on that particular idea.
Jenkins sat on those students' applications for a month.
The shop has been sitting on my complaint for more than three months.
It's time you had a reply.
That big corporation tried to bribe the press to sit on the story.
I don't like being sat on by the authorities.
我不喜欢为当局所摆布。 sit on sb/sth
I'll sit on the stuff for a few days.
我将看守几天东西。 sit on sth
The clock has sat on that shelf for years.
The house sits high on a hill overlooking a lake.
房子高高地坐落在俯瞰一片湖水的小山上。 sit on the fence
Sitting on the fence will not do.
They sat on the fence during the dispute.
在辩论时,他们两边都不参与。 sit on sth
A number of distinguished professors sat on the committee.
He used to represent the Democrats but he now sits on the council as an Independent.
Please don't ask me to sit on any more committees this year,I already have my face share of meetings.
This was only one of the many bodies on which he had sat during his life of public service.
Let's go and sit out, shall we?
我们出去坐好吗? sit sb/sth ⇔ out
They sat out the play.
He sat out all the other guests.
I decided to sit out the rest of the film,I wasn't especially enjoying it, but my friends were.
When I go to a concert I like to sit out the whole thing, and not to go home half way.
We had to sit a long speech out yesterday afternoon.
昨天下午我们不得不把一个冗长的演说听到底。 sit sth ⇔ out
I'll sit this dance out.
May I sit this one out?
Let's sit this one out, shall we?I'm afraid I tango very badly.
The general sat out the war in a nice safe office in the home base.
The injured left forward was compelled to sit out the rest of the play.
He sat out the 2001 presidential campaign.
They were all sitting round the fire.
他告诉孩子们坐直,别无精打采的。 sit sb/sth ⇔ up
She sat the baby up and tried feeding him.
The nurse tried now and then to sit me up while I was lying in bed in hospital.
The little girl sat all her dolls up.
这小女孩把她所有的“娃娃”都摆成端坐的样子。 sit up
We don't allow the children to sit up late.
The doctor warned his patient not to sit up late at night.
医生告诫他的病人晚上不要熬夜。 sit up with sb
The mother sat up all night with the sick child.
She sat up with her husband.
Mother, please don't sit up with me,I don't like to think that you're worrying about me.
I sat up with her, discussing her problems.
我一直陪她坐到深夜,谈论她的问题。 sit up for sb
She sat up for her husband.
Mrs. Smith always sits up for her daughter no matter how late it may be.
不管多晚,史密斯夫人总是不睡觉等候女儿回来。 sit up into sth
He sat up far into the night and studied.
他熬夜学习到深夜。 sit up
At first the boy had not seemed much interested in what the teacher was saying, but when the teacher called him, he began to sit up.
I call him a damned hypocrite and that made him sit up.
These new crime statistics should make people sit up.
一个邻居的女儿帮助照料孩子们。 sit with sb/sth
The painting sits well with the rest of the room, doesn't it?
The decision did not sit well with the rest of the committee, who had voted against it.
How did your story sit with your mother?
误 The child is not old enough to sit on the table yet.
正 The child is not old enough to sit at the table yet.
析 sit at the table表示“坐在桌子旁边”,而sit on the table则表示“坐在桌子上”。
误 He is sitting an important examination.
正 He is sitting for an important examination.
析 be sit for sth 表示“参加某事”时, for不可省。
误 When the manager entered his office, he saw an old man sitting in a chair waiting for him.
正 When the manager entered his office, he saw an old man waiting for him in a chair.
析 可删去分词sitting。因为in a chair已足以表示老人“坐”在椅子里了。
误 How late did you sit last night?
正 How late did you sit up last night?
析 sit up 表示“熬夜”,为固定短语, up不能省。
误 She sat silently, waiting for their decision.
正 She sat silent, waiting for their decision.
误 Sit, please.
正 Sit down, please.
析 sit表示“坐”这一动作的状态,表示持续的动作。而sit down则表示“坐下”,表示瞬间的动作。
误 I have not got a chair to sit.
误 I have not got a chair to sit down.
正 I have not got a chair to sit on.
析 动词不定式修饰名词作后置定语时,该动词不定式与所修饰的名词是动宾关系。sit是不及物动词,接a chair时必须借助介词on。