sit around

sit around(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be idle)
a. estar sentado
Rodrigo got sick of sitting around and decided to do something productive.Rodrigo se cansó estar sentado y decidió algo productivo.
b. holgazanear
Instead of sit around, why don't you come and give me a hand?En vez de holgazanear, ¿por qué no vienes a darme una mano?
c. haraganear
Enough sitting around. It's time to get down to business.Basta de haraganear. Es hora de poner manos a la obra.
d. gandulear
Regionalism used in Spain
I wish I had learned to play the guitar when I was younger instead of sitting around all day.Ojalá hubiera aprendido a tocar la guitarra cuando era joven en lugar de haber ganduleado todo el día.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to be idle in)
a. estar sentado en
We've been sitting around the house all day. Let's go get some exercise.Hemos estado sentados en casa todo el día. Salgamos a hacer algo de ejercicio.
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sit around
we can't have you sitting around wasting your life no podemos dejar que desperdicies tu vida sin hacer nada; I'm tired of sitting around waiting for him estoy aburrida de esperar sentada a que venga; we sat around talking pasamos el tiempo charlando
there was nothing to do - we just sat around and twiddled our thumbs we can't afford to have the same stuff sitting around in the stockroom for years on end he just sits around in his pyjamas all day
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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