Definitions for SIT-IN

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an organized passive protest against racial segregation in which the demonstrators occupy seats prohibited to them in public places.

    Category: Government

  2. any organized protest in which the demonstrators occupy and refuse to leave a public place.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

    Ref: Also called sit-down. 5

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sit-in(verb)

    a form of civil disobedience in which demonstrators occupy seats and refuse to move

  2. sit in(verb)

    attend as a visitor

    "Can I sit in on your Intermediate Hittite class?"

  3. sit in(verb)

    participate in an act of civil disobedience


  1. sit-in(Noun)

    A protest in which people refuse to leave.


  1. Sit-in

    A sit-in or sit-down is a form of direct action that involves one or more people nonviolently occupying an area for a protest, often to promote political, social, or economic change.

Anagrams of SIT-IN

  1. Sinti

  2. inits

Translations for SIT-IN

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an occupation of a building etc by protesters

The students staged a sit-in.

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