sit down

This page is about the phrasal verb sit down.

Meaning: to lower yourself into a sitting position on a seat or on the ground

Synonym: be seated

For example:

  • sit down Please come in and sit down.

  • sit down If you see a pregnant woman get on a bus or a train, stand up and offer her your seat so that she can sit down.

Quick Quiz:

We all stood up as the judge came into the courtroom, and we waited until he sat down on

a. the floor

b. the defendant

c. a chair behind the bench

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