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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theysit on
he/she/itsits on
present participlesitting on
past tensesat on
past participlesat on
  1. 1
    sit on something to delay dealing with something

    They’ve been sitting on my application for over a month now.

  2. 2
    to prevent someone from saying or doing anything more, especially by severely criticizing them
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