sit down on (someone or something)

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sit down on (someone or something)

1. To assume a sitting position on top of someone or something. There were no chairs left, so I had to sit down on the coffee table during the party. The woman said she was feeling dizzy, so I told her to sit down on the curb for a minute.
2. To place or set someone or something down on top of someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "sit" and "down." The father set the child down on chair in the corner of the room for a time-out. The coach came over and sat a big sandbag down on me to make it harder to do pushups.
See also: down, on, sit

sit down on something

to be seated on something. Please sit down on this chair and wait until you are called. I don't want to sit down on this hard bench.
See also: down, on, sit
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Is it time for new curtains or is it time to sit someone down and give them a good talking to?
"You come in, sit someone down and treat them as a cross between a fake and a hypocrite and give no time to answer the questions.
He added: "You sit someone down and treat them as a cross between a fake and a hypocrite and give no time for anyone to answer the questions.