sit up (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb sit up (1).

Meaning: If you sit up, you get up into a sitting position after you've been lying down.

For example:

  • sit up I couldn't sleep, so I sat up and read for a while.

  • sit up After being woken by the alarm, Monica sat up and felt in the dark for the light switch.

Quick Quiz:

Just before he sat up, Ryan had

a. walked into the room

b. arrived at the gym

c. been lying in his sofa

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