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- v. To wait patiently; to take no action; to remain quiet or relatively motionless.
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- v. maintain the same position; wait it out
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Even the grumblers weren't about to go off half-cocked; they'd sit tight until the whole group decided on action.
Then Villanueva showed him his DEA badge and told him to sit tight and keep quiet.
Hold the lead safe from LAPD, stay staked out, pray the killer didn’t witness his or Bordoni’s break-in and today’s canvassing, sit tight and he just might waltz right into your life with number four on his arm.
Qwilleran parked at the passenger-pickup curb and told Liz to sit tight while he made a phone call and picked up his friend's luggage.