sit by


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sit by someone

to sit next to someone. May I sit by you? Come over here and sit by me.
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sit (idly) by (and do something)

to take no action I felt we simply couldn't sit by and see the peace process threatened. We can't afford to sit idly by while dangerous people threaten our way of life.
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sit by

Also, sit idly by. Refrain from interfering, remain passive, as in I can't just sit by and let her get in trouble.
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sit by

v.
To remain uninvolved; refrain from acting: I did the work while the others sat by and watched.
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