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sit-down

adjective \ ˈsit-ˈdau̇n \

Definition of sit-down

:served to seated diners
  • a sit-down dinner
; also :of, relating to, or serving sit-down meals
  • a sit-down restaurant

First Known Use of sit-down

1834


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sit-down

noun \ ˈsit-ˌdau̇n \

Definition of sit-down

1 :a cessation of work by employees while maintaining continuous occupation of their place of employment as a protest and means toward forcing compliance with demands
2 :a mass obstruction of an activity by sitting down to demonstrate a grievance or to get the activity modified or halted
3 :a meeting held especially to discuss and resolve problems or conflicts

First Known Use of sit-down

1936


SIT-DOWN Defined for English Language Learners

sit-down

adjective

Definition of sit-down for English Language Learners

  • : done or used while sitting down

  • : served to people who are sitting down at a table

  • : serving sit-down meals


sit-down

noun

Definition of sit-down for English Language Learners

  • : a strike or protest in which a group of people sit down to block a road, entrance, etc., and refuse to leave until they are given what they demand

  • : a meeting held to talk about a problem or disagreement

  • : a short rest while sitting down


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