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  *坐* | 坐* | *坐
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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 take the car, bus, train etc
to ride (in a vehicle)
HSK 4
to be situated / to be located (of a building)
cushion / (motorbike) seat / CL: 塊|块
to sit quietly / to meditate / to stage a sit-in
to sit down
saddle horse / mount
to give up one's seat / to be seated
to sit properly / to sit up straight
sciatica
(of a commanding officer) to keep watch / to oversee
ischium
to be imprisoned
to sit in meditation / to meditate
sit-up (physical exercise)
recoil (of a gun) / backlash
to treat as guilty those associated with an offender (family, neighbors etc)
variant of 座駕|座驾
to sit upright
to sit on the ground or the floor (idiom)
to sit in meditation / to meditate
to sit down
to be seated
to sit in a circle / seated around (a narrator)
to take an elevator
to be on an equal footing
sciatic nerve
lit. agitated sitting or standing (idiom) / restless / fidgety
seat (at a banquet) / to attend a banquet
to sit and watch, but remain indifferent (idiom)
to travel by / to ride on
lit. as if sitting on pins and needles / fig. to be in an uncomfortable situation
lit. to view the sky from the bottom of a well (idiom); ignorant and narrow-minded
to sit upright and still (idiom)
to reap where one has not sown (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
to die in a seated posture (Buddhism)
recoil (of a gun) / backlash / reactive force
to sit together
sit-in protest
to bear fruit
to sit in the lotus position
to sit and pontificate; to find answers through theory and not through practice (idiom)
to enjoy sth without lifting a finger
seating toilet
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
benefit from others' dispute (idiom)
to sit astride / to ride
unable to sit or stand still (out of nervousness etc) (idiom)
to sit around / to sit idly
to work office hours / on duty
coordinate system (geometry)
soft seat (= first class in PRC trains)
to sit silently
seat / chair
to let sth slip by / to miss an opportunity
akathisia (condition of restlessness, a side-effect of neuroleptic antipsychotic drug) / unable to sit still / hyperactivity / restlessness
to sentence the accuser (and free the falsely accused defendant)
tradesman / shopkeeper
Chinese drum-shaped stool
to work as a hostess in a bar or KTV
to sit and waste a good opportunity (idiom); to lose the chance
to sit still and do nothing / to sit tight
to be embarrassed / to be put in a difficult situation
to be restless
(Buddhism) to sit in contemplation
lit. don't sit under the eaves (where tiles may fall from the roof) (idiom); fig. keep out of danger
horizontal coordinate / abscissa
seated image (of a Buddha or saint)
to convalesce for a month following childbirth, following a special diet, and observing various taboos to protect the body from exposure to the "wind"
lit. sitting at ease in a fishing boat despite storms (idiom); to stay calm during tense situation / a cool head in a crisis
vertical coordinate / ordinate
sit-in protest demonstration
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
coordinate space
toilet seat
recoilless rifle
suppository
inside informer / mole / plant
sit-in strike
to sit and wait for death (idiom); resigned to one's fate
to do a parachute jump
guilt by association
method of coordinates (geometry)
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
the whole audience silent with expectation
vegetative existence / to consume passively without doing anything useful
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
crossed leg posture (usu. of Buddha)
to turn a blind eye to
to sit with legs dangling
polar coordinates (math.)
rectangular coordinates

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