sit on

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sit on(
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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
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to avoid addressing)
a. no dar trámite a
After months, Congress is still sitting on the bill.Tras varios meses, el congreso aún no ha dado trámite al proyecto.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to repress)
a. hacer callar
The president is very upset with the protestors. He's said that someone should sit on them.Al presidente le molestan mucho los protestantes, dijo que alguien debería hacerlos callar.
3. (to be a member of)
a. ser miembro de
I sit on the board of the Women's Center.Soy miembro de la mesa directiva del Centro para mujeres.
b. formar parte de
I sit on the Committee for Student Health.Formo parte del Comité para la salud estudiantil.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to keep secret)
a. ocultar
I haven't told your mother yet, so can you sit on this for now?Todavía no he hablado con tu mamá, ¿podrías ocultar esto por ahora?
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sit on
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
1. (not deal with)
a. no tocar
2. (repress)
a. hacer la vida imposible a
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sit on
intransitive verb
1 (be member of) [+jury, committee] ser miembro de; formar parte de
I know of no professional person who has ever sat on a jury to sit on a committee he was asked to sit on numerous committees
2 (keep secret) [+news, information] ocultar; callar; (delay taking action on) [+document, application, plan] no dar trámite a; dar carpetazo a (informal)
He could see the man was in some excitement, his adrenalin flowed, he sat on some deep secret that thrilled him he wondered what he should do about it - he considered just sitting on it, but he was a man of action, not the sort to do nothing at all I think they're sitting on my application because they're waiting to hear from another candidate they've been sitting on my application for weeks now - why can't someone tell me what's happening? the government is sitting on the committee's report because its recommendations highlight government failings in this area
3 (silence) [+person] hacer callar; (oppress) [+opponents, dissent] reprimir a; silenciar
he won't be sat on no quiere callar; no da su brazo a torcer
the regime takes every opportunity to sit on its opponents attempts to sit on dissent within the factory will only lead to conflict
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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