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to sit / to take a seat / to take (a bus, airplane etc) / to bear fruit / variant of
HSK 1
coordinate (geometry)
to be situated / to be located (of a building)
to ride (in a vehicle)
HSK 4
coordinate system (geometry)
saddle horse / mount
rectangular coordinates
horizontal coordinate / abscissa
to sit down
vertical coordinate / ordinate
cushion / (motorbike) seat / CL: 塊|块
to take the car, bus, train etc
polar coordinates (math.)
to be imprisoned
seat (at a banquet) / to attend a banquet
system of polar coordinates
(of a commanding officer) to keep watch / to oversee
sit-up (physical exercise)
to convalesce for a month following childbirth, following a special diet, and observing various taboos to protect the body from exposure to the "wind"
to sit quietly / to meditate / to stage a sit-in
to sit in meditation / to meditate
pedestal type WC
ischium
to sit in a circle / seated around (a narrator)
lit. agitated sitting or standing (idiom) / restless / fidgety
to sit upright
recoil (of a gun) / backlash
seat / chair
sciatic nerve
to work office hours / on duty
lit. to view the sky from the bottom of a well (idiom); ignorant and narrow-minded
to take an elevator
recoil (of a gun) / backlash / reactive force
sciatica
to sit on the ground or the floor (idiom)
method of coordinates (geometry)
to be on an equal footing
to sit astride / to ride
to treat as guilty those associated with an offender (family, neighbors etc)
to sit and wait for death (idiom); resigned to one's fate
to sit properly / to sit up straight
to reap where one has not sown (idiom)
seating toilet
to work as a hostess in a bar or KTV
to enjoy sth without lifting a finger
to sit upright and still (idiom)
to sit around / to sit idly
to be seated
to bear fruit
lit. as if sitting on pins and needles / fig. to be in an uncomfortable situation
to give up one's seat / to be seated
coordinate space
to sit and watch, but remain indifferent (idiom)
to sit and pontificate; to find answers through theory and not through practice (idiom)
lit. just sitting and eating, one can deplete even a mountain of wealth (idiom) / fig. to spend one's money without generating any income
variant of 座駕|座驾
to be restless
seated image (of a Buddha or saint)
Chinese drum-shaped stool
sit on the mountain and watch the tigers fight / watch in safety whilst others fight then reap the rewards when both sides are exhausted (idiom)
to hold an inconsequential job / to receive a cold reception / to be kept waiting for an assignment or audience / to be out in the cold / to be sidelined / to warm the bench / to cool one's heels
to die in a seated posture (Buddhism)
bar girl / professional escort
unable to sit or stand still (out of nervousness etc) (idiom)
benefit from others' dispute (idiom)
to sit together
to sit and waste a good opportunity (idiom); to lose the chance
lit. sitting at ease in a fishing boat despite storms (idiom); to stay calm during tense situation / a cool head in a crisis
to travel by / to ride on
tradesman / shopkeeper
akathisia (condition of restlessness, a side-effect of neuroleptic antipsychotic drug) / unable to sit still / hyperactivity / restlessness
to sit in meditation / to meditate
to sit silently
inside informer / mole / plant
soft seat (= first class in PRC trains)
I am who I am (and I'm not ashamed) / fig. to be proud of one's name and stand by one's actions
to be embarrassed / to be put in a difficult situation
sit-in protest
to let sth slip by / to miss an opportunity
recoilless rifle
lit. don't sit under the eaves (where tiles may fall from the roof) (idiom); fig. keep out of danger
(Buddhism) to sit in contemplation
to sentence the accuser (and free the falsely accused defendant)
to sit still and do nothing / to sit tight
the whole audience silent with expectation
guilt by association
to sit and await success or failure (idiom); to wait to see the outcome of a fight before taking sides / to sit on the fence
lit. sitting at ease in a fishing boat despite wind and storm (idiom); to stay calm during tense situation / a cool head in a crisis
suppository
to sit down
sit-in strike
to do a parachute jump
to sit and waste a good opportunity (idiom); to lose the chance
lit. a wealthy person does not sit under the eaves (idiom); fig. a rich man does not expose himself to danger
toilet seat
vegetative existence / to consume passively without doing anything useful

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