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English - English (Wordnet) dictionary (also found in English - Vietnamese, Computing (FOLDOC))
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  • serve in a specific professional capacity
    • the priest sat for confession
    • she sat on the jury
  • show to a seat; assign a seat for
    • The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith
  • work or act as a baby-sitter; I have too much homework to do"
    • I cannot baby-sit tonight
  • be located or situated somewhere
    • The White House sits on Pennsylvania Avenue
  • 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
  • assume a posture as for artistic purposes
    • We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often
  • be in session
    • When does the court of law sit?
  • take a seat
  • be around, often idly or without specific purpose
    • The object sat in the corner
    • We sat around chatting for another hour
  • be seated
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