sit still

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of sit still

: to sit without moving around
  • You can't expect young children to sit still for that long.

Word by Word Definitions

sit play
  1. : to rest on the buttocks or haunches

  2. : perch, roost

  3. : to occupy a place as a member of an official body

  1. : the manner in which a garment fits

  2. : an act or period of sitting

still play
  1. : devoid of or abstaining from motion

  2. : sedentary

  3. : not effervescent

  1. : to become motionless or silent : quiet

  2. : allay, calm

  3. : to put an end to : settle

  1. : without motion

  2. : always, continually

  3. : in a progressive manner : increasingly

  1. : quiet, silence

  2. : a static photograph

  1. : distill

  1. : distillery

  2. : apparatus used in distillation comprising either the chamber in which the vaporization is carried out or the entire equipment


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