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When you look at facing retirement in your mid-30s, and all of a sudden the outlet for that passion and work ethic goes away, you can't just sit back in a rocking chair and be retired at 35. I'm not a good enough golfer to play golf every day.
Drew Bledsoe

Meaning of "sit back" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SIT BACK

sit back play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SIT BACK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sit back is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

WHAT DOES SIT BACK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of sit back in the English dictionary

The definition of sit back in the dictionary is to relax, as when action should be taken.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SIT BACK

sit
sit down
sit in judgment
sit on
sit on the fence
sit out
sit over
sit shivah
sit tight
sit under
sit up
sit up like Jackie
sit-down
sit-down money
sit-down strike
sit-in
sit-up
sit-ups
Sita
sitar

WORDS THAT END LIKE SIT BACK

a slap on the back
back
back to back
bounce back
fall back
fight back
get back
go back
hit back
hold back
look back
lower back
on one´s back
pat on the back
pay back
pull back
put back
set back
slap on the back
take back
upper back

Synonyms and antonyms of sit back in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sit back» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SIT BACK

Find out the translation of sit back to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sit back from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sit back» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

坐下来
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sentarse
570 millions of speakers

English

sit back
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वापस बैठते
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الجلوس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сидеть сложа руки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sentar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পিছনে বস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

asseyez-vous
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

duduk
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sich zurücklehnen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

傍観する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

앉아서
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Njagong maneh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngồi lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

திரும்பி உட்கார்ந்துகொள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मागे बसा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

arkana yaslan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sedersi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

usiądź
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сидіти склавши руки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

stai pe spate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καθίστε αναπαυτικά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

terug te sit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

luta sig tillbaka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lene seg tilbake
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sit back

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SIT BACK»

The term «sit back» is very widely used and occupies the 22.493 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SIT BACK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sit back

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10 QUOTES WITH «SIT BACK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sit back.
1
Carmelo Anthony
I've been at the funerals of a lot of people in my neighborhood. Sometimes when I sit back and relax, I think about that and just blank out.
2
Jack Antonoff
As straight Americans we have two choices: we can choose to sit back and enjoy our rights as we have them, or we can realize that it is actually not freedom at all when our friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues do not share these basic rights.
3
Darren Aronofsky
As filmmakers, we can show where a person's mind goes, as opposed to theater, which is more to sit back and watch it.
4
George Ayittey
If NATO goes in and solves the crisis in Darfur, when the next one comes along Africa's leaders will just sit back.
5
Eric Betzig
You get so tied up with the minutiae of the day-to-day, there's never a chance to sit back and let your subconscious run wild.
6
Nina Blackwood
I am a curious person and, believe it or not, I really do like to sit back and listen to people's stories.
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Drew Bledsoe
When you look at facing retirement in your mid-30s, and all of a sudden the outlet for that passion and work ethic goes away, you can't just sit back in a rocking chair and be retired at 35. I'm not a good enough golfer to play golf every day.
8
Sherwood Boehlert
So we in Congress have a very clear choice. We can take largely symbolic action and sit back and fiddle while Americans burn more gasoline. Or we can pass concrete, effective legislation that will save consumers money while significantly reducing U.S. oil consumption.
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Lou Boudreau
Yeah, I miss it. You don't just break off a friendship you've had with a sport, and with all those you've met all over the country. We've got some friends, some very close friends, and you just sit back and think how fortunate you were having a career like that. And, actually, there's nothing in the game of baseball that hasn't happened to me.
10
Zach Braff
I think in a play it's wise to just sit back and watch other actors and be able to shape it from the audience.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SIT BACK»

Discover the use of sit back in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sit back and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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I Always Sit with My Back to the Wall: Managing Traumatic ...
In a style that is poignant, honest, sometimes humorous and always eminently readable, Croft and Parker tell the warrior's story in a completely new way which will "overhaul" the reader's understanding of PTSD, and propel warriors and ...
Harry A. Croft, M.D., Chrys L. Parker, 2011
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InfoWorld
SitBack Defaults 5. Uieu Error Log b. Performance Settings 7. Restore tl and ENTER Users can set Sit Back Relax to back up data automatically. Printrix Update Adds 1 5 More Bit-Map Fonts Data Transforms. JANUARY S, 1 383 PAGE 1 3 ...
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Cambridge Learner's Dictionary English-Russian with CD-ROM
I sit back 1 to relax in a chair so that your back is against the back of the chair oTIo/nrbrBaTbcn (na cnvn-ncy cTyna), paccnaGnnTbcn just sit back and enjoy the show. 2 to wait for something to happen without making any effort to do anything ...
‎2011
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Traes
Sit, Back and Relax.” “OK I am, but what are their names?” “That is their names— Sit, Back and Relax. They are called that because they are very efficient.” Draden looked at Beth and Human blankly, and then he remembered Mike mentioning ...
Casey Czichas, 2012
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Read, Rhyme, and Romp: Early Literacy Skills and Activities ...
... listen to the tune at www.kididdles.org. My Bonnie (stand) lies over the ocean, My Bonnie (sit) lies overthe sea. My Bonnie (stand) lies over the ocean, Oh, bring (sit)back (stand) my Bonnie (sit) to me. Bring (stand)back (sit),bring (stand)back, ...
Heather McNeil, 2012
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Sit-Ups and Supersex: Metafictional Ventilations of Times ...
Struck in the moment, he had to sit back and look at his surroundings some more, knowing, if Mr H Ard Luck rolled a higher score, this may be the closest to the unsynthetic things may ever get for him. He stared out, inwardly dice-throwing with ...
Celine Flux, 2011
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365 Days of Healing
How do I know that? Look at 2 Corinthians 5:7: “For we walk by faith, not by sight. ” Notice this verse does not say, “For we walk by the sovereignty of God, and we hope He operates quickly.” Nor does it say, “For we sit back and wait for God to ...
Mark Brazee, 2006
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Back Pain Relief
Inhale and pretend that you are hovering over an imaginary beach ball by leaning your upper body forward, arms extended, while rounding your back and pulling in your abdomen. Exhale as you sit back up slowly one vertebra at a time.
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Wrestling For Dummies
The sit-back is a unique escape because it pushes your opponent back into a sitting position. The goal is to sit on your opponent instead of sitting in front of him . To perform the sit-back, follow these steps from the bottom of the referee's starting ...
Henry Cejudo, 2012
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The Art of Tai Chi: John Kong Tai Chi 100 Forms
Move left hand to the front, hold the ball, sit back on left leg, right leg straight, keep feet on the ground, circle two hands downward and to the front, bend right leg, left leg straight, breathe naturally. 3. Sit back on left leg, stand up on left leg, right ...
John K. H. Kong, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SIT BACK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sit back is used in the context of the following news items.
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Drake appears to hit out at Meek Mill in second diss track Back to Back
I can't wait tok these guys and sit back and act like they don't know! “Don't compare me to none of the cats that don't write they own raps either...... Lol.” Mill has ... «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
2
Australia look troubled as England refuse to sit back and accept the …
All they needed to do to retain the Ashes was lie back, close their eyes and think of 2013-14. The rest would follow as smoothly as the Taff flows behind the ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
'Badass' Cubs won't sit back at trade deadline
That's how Tsuyoshi Wada began his postgame media session, delivering a message in English while standing at his locker inside Progressive Field's visiting ... «Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Jun 15»
4
'I can't sit back and let it happen to someone else,' Tamworth woman …
“I can't sit back and let it happen to someone else. “Hopefully there might be a husband out there who might be in the same place that will reconsider, they might ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jun 15»
5
Sit back and watch the free-to-air death spiral
That draws us back to a fundamental reality of the internet: those who can find an international audience will thrive and those who remain regionally focused are ... «Business Spectator, Apr 15»
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Armchair anarchists – sit back and enjoy this golden age of political …
'As Mario Draghi tried to speak about the endless process of nursing the EU economy, Josephine Witt suddenly leapt on to his desk.' Photograph: Marcus ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»
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Barbara Kay: Sit back, relax, and enjoy your abortion
Having a “spa day” used to mean several hours of delicious relaxation, grooming and a temporary respite from the toll-taking stresses of a busy woman's ... «National Post, Apr 15»
8
Dwayne Bowe eyes more TDs in 2015
"I have a chance to revitalize myself," Bowe, 30, told ESPN.com via telephone Tuesday. "Just sit back and watch." The Browns signed Bowe to a two-year, ... «ESPN, Apr 15»
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Let's sit back and enjoy Kaminsky's final days at Wisconsin
Mar 22, 2015; Omaha, NE, USA; Oregon Ducks forward Jordan Bell (1) attempts a shot against Wisconsin Badgers forward Frank Kaminsky (44) during the ... «Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mar 15»
10
Sit back and let someone else manage your telephony
If you are a small company, it takes a certain amount of time and effort to maintain a phone system. This is not a huge problem as the system sits in the corner ... «The Register, Mar 15»

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