Phrasal Verbs

sit up (1)

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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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