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Overview of verb sit

The verb sit has 10 senses? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (134) sit, sit down

(be seated)

2. (33) sit, sit around

(be around, often idly or without specific purpose; "The object sat in the corner"; "We sat around chatting for another hour")

3. (10) sit down, sit

(take a seat)

4. (6) sit

(be in session; "When does the court of law sit?")

5. (1) model, pose, sit, posture

(assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often")

6. (1) ride, sit

(sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions; "She never sat a horse!"; "Did you ever ride a camel?"; "The girl liked to drive the young mare")

7. sit

(be located or situated somewhere; "The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue")

8. baby-sit, sit

(work or act as a baby-sitter; "I cannot baby-sit tonight; I have too much homework to do")

9. seat, sit, sit down

(show to a seat; assign a seat for; "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith")

10. sit

(serve in a specific professional capacity; "the priest sat for confession"; "she sat on the jury")

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