Definition of sit-in in English:

sit-in

noun

  • A form of protest in which demonstrators occupy a place, refusing to leave until their demands are met.

    • ‘Rallies, protests, sit-ins, and marches have today been held in the town centre.’
    • ‘Their protest language was manifested in the forms of marches, sit-ins, freedom rides, and boycotts.’
    • ‘Traditional radical actions like sit-ins, mass protest, even riots are belittled as ‘spectacles with radium half-lives’.’
    • ‘There have been marches, protests, and sit-ins that have been put down by the police with force.’
    • ‘A man is threatening to stage a sit-in at a hospital until he is given an operation to end nine months of agony.’
    • ‘The strikers organised a sit-in demonstration and mass rally on July 9, the final day of the strike.’
    • ‘A few weeks later nurses held a number of protest gatherings and sit-ins.’
    • ‘The blockade follows demonstrations and a week-long sit-in and hunger strike at the regional office.’
    • ‘The country has enough problems on its hands right now and we cannot allow strikes and sit-ins at this point.’
    • ‘It was the culmination of years of boycotts and demonstrations, of freedom rides and sit-ins, of protest and struggle, of sacrifice and suffering.’
    • ‘This was a time of rallies, demonstrations, sit-ins, walkouts, and protests of every kind, and the music reflected the spirit of the time.’
    • ‘Television cameras covered the marches, boycotts, sit-ins and when demonstrators were confronted by Police.’
    • ‘University students continue to organise stoppages, marches, hunger strikes, occupations and sit-ins in the major cities.’
    • ‘Many of the movement's standard methods of protest, like boycotts and sit-ins, were aimed at private businesses, not the state.’
    • ‘She wanted to preserve the brazen fighting spirit the students had exhibited in their sit-in protests.’
    • ‘There were demonstrations, sit-ins and clashes with the troops who occupied the campus.’
    • ‘While a student at Hornsey he took part in sit-ins and demonstrations before becoming disillusioned with student politics.’
    • ‘In communities across the province, people will visit constituency offices to stage sit-ins or protest outside.’
    • ‘We expect university campuses to be occupied, and thousands of schoolchildren have pledged to stage sit-ins or demand debates.’
    • ‘It said that the demonstrations, sit-ins and hunger strikes have the result of disrupting social stability.’
    demonstration, march, protest march, peace camp, rally, human chain, occupation, sleep-in, dirty protest, write-in, non-cooperation
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Pronunciation

sit-in

/ˈsɪtɪn/