Spanish translation of 'sit up'
intransitive verb + adverb
1. (= straighten o.s.) ponerse derecho ⧫ enderezarse
(after lying) incorporarse
sit up straight! ¡ponte derecho! ⧫ ¡enderézate!
when someone was killed they finally began to sit up and take notice of the situation tuvo que morir alguien para que finalmente decidieran tomar cartas en la situación
he knew the offer of money would make them sit up and take notice sabía que la oferta de dinero conseguiría hacerles prestar atención
a defeat like that makes you sit up and think una derrota como esa te da en qué pensar
2. (= stay up late)
they often sit up late, talking a menudo trasnochan, hablando
I sat up all night trying to work it out me quedé toda la noche levantado intentando descifrarlo
I’ll be late back so don’t sit up for me volveré tarde así que no me esperes levantado
to sit up with a child pasar la noche en vela con un niño
I sat up with her for most of the night estuve con ella casi toda la noche, haciéndole compañía
transitive verb + adverbSee also sit
[doll, baby] sentar
[patient, invalid] incorporar
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Example Sentences Including 'sit up'
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As he tried to sit up, a sharp pain speared through his head.CODE BREAKER
But the thought of her mum actually going made Ann sit up with shock.IN REAL LIFE
He brought her a cup of coffee from an automatic pot, helped her sit up enough to drink the bitter liquid.THE SERPENT'S MARK
'sit up' in Other Languages
British English: sit-up NOUN
Sit-ups are exercises that you do to strengthen your stomach muscles. They involve sitting up from a lying position while keeping your legs straight on the floor.
He does 100 sit-ups each day.
Translation of sit up from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary