- Sit-down is defined as a meal eaten at a table, or protestors sitting in a certain place and refusing to move.
- An example of a sit down meal is when you go to a restaurant and eat at a table.
- An example of a sit down protest is when workers refuse to leave the factory after a wage dispute.
- The definition of a sit-down is a protest where people sit in a particular location and don't move until their demands are met.
An example of a sit-down is when a factory worker is protesting a cut in wages by sitting at her station and refusing to leave.
sit-down definition by Webster's New World
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- a strike, usually illegal, in which the strikers stay inside a factory, etc., refusing to work or leave until agreement is reachedin full sit-down strike
- a meeting or conference
served to persons, as guests, who are seated at a table: a sit-down dinner for twelve
sit-down definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- A work stoppage in which the workers refuse to leave their place of employment until their demands are considered or met. Also called sit-down strike.
- An obstruction of normal activity by the act of a large group sitting down in public to express a grievance or protest.
- Informal An act, instance, or period of sitting.
- Informal A meal for people seated at a table.
- Performed or accomplished while sitting down: a sit-down discussion; a sit-down protest.
- Intended for people seated at a table: a sit-down dinner for 12.
sit-down - Phrases/Idioms
Take a seat, as in Won't you sit down? I won't be long. [c. 1200]
sit down to. Prepare to eat a meal, as in At six we all sat down to dinner. [Late 1500s]