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any organized protest in which a group of people peacefully occupy and refuse to leave a premises:
Sixty students staged a sit-in outside the dean’s office.
an organized passive protest, especially against racial segregation, in which the demonstrators occupy seats prohibited to them, as in restaurants and other public places.
sit-down strike.
a form of civil disobedience in which demonstrators occupy seats in a public place and refuse to move as a protest
another term for sit-down strike
verb (intransitive, adverb)
(often foll by for) to deputize (for)
(foll by on) to take part (in) as a visitor or guest: we sat in on Professor Johnson’s seminar
to organize or take part in a sit-in


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