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sit up

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The hardest habit of all to break is the terrible habit of happiness.
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Noun

Singular
sit up

Plural
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  1. An exercise in which the abdominal muscles are contracted, bringing the torso of a person lying down to a more upright position.
    Susan's doing sit ups to gain some muscles.
  2. Alternative spelling of sit-up.

Verb

Infinitive
to sit up

Third person singular
sits up

Simple past
sat up

Past participle
-

Present participle
sitting up

to sit up (third-person singular simple present sits up, present participle sitting up, simple past and past participle sat up)
  1. (intransitive) To assume a sitting position from a position lying down.
    Despite being sick, Lorin sat up once he heard the news

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