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sit in

(for someone) to act as a substitute for someone. (Usually involves actual sitting, such as at a meeting.) I am not a regular member of this committee. I am sitting in for Larry Smith. Do you mind if I sit in? My representative can't be here.
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sit in (on something)

to attend something as a visitor; to act as a temporary participant in something. Do you mind if I sit in on your discussion? Please do sit in.
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sit in (for somebody)

to do someone's job or fulfill a responsibility for them The vice president will sit in for the president at today's meeting. Their drummer was sick so they asked if I could sit in.
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sit in (on something)

to go to a group event without being officially involved Do you mind if I sit in on your class?
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sit in

1. Attend or take part as a visitor, as in My son's jazz group asked me to sit in tonight. It is often put as sit in on, as in They asked me to sit in on their poker game. [Mid-1800s]
2. Take part in a sit-in, that is, an organized protest in which seated participants refuse to move. For example, The students threatened to sit in unless the dean was reinstated. [c. 1940]
3. sit in on. Visit or observe, as in I'm sitting in on his class, but not for credit. [Early 1900s]
4. sit in for. Substitute for a regular member of a group, as in I'm just sitting in for Harold, who couldn't make it.
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sit in

v.
1. To be present or participate as a visitor at a discussion or music session: The professor allowed me to sit in on one of her lectures. A guitarist will be sitting in with the band today.
2. To take part in a sit-in or similar organized protest: The protesters sat in at the construction site.
3. sit in for To act as a substitute: She will be sitting in for the usual news anchor, who is away on vacation.
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He said both sit ins are against the constitution and law, adding workers of the two parties who damaged government buildings and forcibly entered the building of Pakistan Television could be clearly seen in the camera footage.
He said the government should make it clear on Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri that they will be responsible for the damage caused by the sit ins.
President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Shaban Khalid in a statement said the sit ins have damaged the economy and the business community is worried due to disruption in business activities especially in central market of Islamabad including Aabpara and Blue Area.
The counsel for the petitioner told the court that business community has suffered heavily due to sit ins of PTI and PAT in Islamabad and future of national economy has been endangered.
Deputy Commissioner Islamabad told the court permission was given by the government to PTI and PAT to stage sit ins in Islamabad.
The learned judge remarked " the education system in university and educational institutions has been paralysed due to sit ins.
A statement issued from HDP secretariat here on Wednesday termed the concerted peaceful protest demonstrations and sit ins as most peaceful protest in the human history.