sit down

sit down

  1. (intransitive) To assume a sitting position from a standing position.
    Sit down! We have work to do.
  2. (transitive or reflexive) To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. 6 Monk Samson:
      Coming home, therefore, I sat me down secretly under the Shrine of St. Edmund, fearing lest our Lord Abbot should seize and imprison me.
    • 1922, A. E. Housman, Astronomy, lines 3-4:
      Oh I will sit me down and weep / For bones in Africa.
  3. (figurative) To meet formally at a conference table.
  4. To assume a low or sunken position.
    The ball scooted off the fairway and sat down in the thick rough.
    As we all climbed aboard, the little boat sat down low in the water.
  • (assume a sitting position) be seated, take a pew, take a seat

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