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See also: sitdown and sit down



From sit down.


sit-down (not comparable)

  1. Intended to be done while sitting.


sit-down (plural sit-downs)

  1. An act of sitting down, especially with other people in some form of social exchange.
  2. A sit-in, a protest of civil disobedience by people sitting and refusing to move.
    • 2003 (revised edition), Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States, HarperCollins 2005, p. 401:
      The sit-downs were especially dangerous to the system because they were not controlled by the regular union leadership.
    • 2010, Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22, Atlantic 2011, p. 108:
      I helped organize a sit-down outside an Oxford hairdressers' shop that refused black female customers.