Definition of Sit back

1. Verb. Settle into a comfortable sitting position.

Exact synonyms: Take It Easy
Generic synonyms: Decompress, Loosen Up, Relax, Slow Down, Unbend, Unwind

2. Verb. Be inactive or indifferent while something is happening. "Don't just sit by while your rights are violated!"
Exact synonyms: Sit By
Generic synonyms: Look On, Watch

Definition of Sit back

1. Verb. To recline while still in a seated position, with one's back on the frame of the seat. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To relax, to not exert oneself. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sit Back

sit-down money
sit-down strike
sit around
sit back (current term)
sit by
sit dead-red
sit down
sit in
sit in for
sit in on
sit on
sit on it
sit on one's hands
sit on the fence
sit out
sit still
sit through
sit tight

Literary usage of Sit back

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Watchers of the Trails: A Book of Animal Life by Charles George Douglas Roberts (1904)
"... the strange new smells, till he would get bewildered, and forget which foot to put forward first. Then he would sit back and whine for his mother. ..."

2. From a Previous Century by umashankar (2007)
"I shall sit back.. My palms under the head Against the wall. It keeps the armpits dry But soon my back is wet with sweat. Ignore that. It is cool and dark. ..."

3. Water Power: Hearings Before the Committee on Water Power of the House of (1918)
"If that point was covered in a broad way, however, it would help to keep the waiting-for-you-to-fail man honest, rather than to encourage him to sit back ..."

4. Optimality: The Second Erich L. Lehmann Symposium by Javier Rojo (2006)
"The subject was then asked to perform a pressure relief procedure and sit back in the same position. The sensor was then recalibrated and a second set of ..."

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