See also: sit-on


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sit on (third-person singular simple present sits on, present participle sitting on, simple past and past participle sat on)

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see sit,‎ on.
    The cat sat on the mat.
  2. (idiomatic) To block, suppress, restrain.
    The chairman sat on the report until the end of the legislative session.
  3. (idiomatic, informal) To restrain (a person).
    He started to act up, but she sat on him.
  4. (idiomatic) To take no action on.
    I sent the boss my proposal three weeks ago and he's been just sitting on it.
  5. To be a member of.
    He sits on the appropriations committee.
  6. To hold an official inquiry regarding; to deliberate about.
  7. To have but not actively use


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