sit back

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sit back(
siht
 
bahk
)
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 lean back)
a. recostarse
I want to you to sit back, close your eyes, and imagine that you're in a happy, peaceful place.Quiero que te recuestes, que cierres los ojos y que imagines que estás en un lugar feliz y tranquilo.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to relax)
a. ponerse cómodo
Thank you for coming out tonight; sit back and enjoy the show.Gracias por venir esta noche; pónganse cómodos y disfruten el espectáculo.
b. relajarse
After working 50 hours this week, it's really nice to be able to sit back and do nothing for a while.Después de trabajar 50 horas esta semana, se siente muy bien poder relajarme y no hacer nada un rato.
3. (to not intervene)
a. quedarse de brazos cruzados
Are we going to sit back while these atrocities continue?¿Vamos a quedarnos de brazos cruzados mientras siguen estas atrocidades?
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sit back
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (lean back)
a.
to s back in one's chairrecostarse en la silla
2. (colloquial)
a. relajarse (relax)
3. (not intervene)
a. quedarse de brazos cruzados
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sit back
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (in seat) recostarse
just sit back and enjoy the show póngase cómodo y disfrute del espectáculo; she sat back on her heels se sentó en cuclillas
Sit back and relax for a minute he sat back in his chair
2
we can't just sit back and do nothing no podemos quedarnos cruzados de brazos sin hacer nada; to sit back and take stock hacer una pausa y reflexionar
they just sit back and wait for the money to roll in Now all you have to do is sit back and let the cash flow in I think I'll just sit back and watch them make fools of themselves
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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