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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theysit by
he/she/itsits by
present participlesitting by
past tensesat by
past participlesat by
  1. to take no action when something bad is happening

    Are we just going to sit by and let this happen?

See also main entry: sit

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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