fit


fit
fit1 [ fıt ] (past tense and past participle fit or fit|ted) verb ***
▸ 1 be right size/shape
▸ 2 about clothes
▸ 3 be suitable/similar
▸ 4 match truth/description
▸ 5 be appropriate for something
▸ 6 measure for clothes etc.
▸ 7 add equipment to something
▸ 8 provide qualifications
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) intransitive never progressive if someone or something fits somewhere, they are small enough or the right size and shape to go there:
I don't think that box will fit.
fit in/into/on etc.: The book is small enough to fit in your pocket.
I redesigned the chart so that it fit onto one page.
The cover fits neatly over the pipe.
Can we all fit around the table?
a ) transitive never progressive if you can fit a person or thing somewhere, there is enough space for you to put them there:
I couldn't fit my head through the gap.
fit something into/onto/over something: She can fit two more people into her car.
2. ) intransitive or transitive never progressive if clothes fit, they are the right size for you:
It is important that children's shoes fit correctly.
I like the suit, but the jacket doesn't fit me.
fit (someone) like a glove (=fit extremely well): The dress fit her like a glove.
3. ) intransitive never progressive to be suitable or similar enough to belong to a group:
fit into: His writing did not fit into any traditional literary category.
fit with: Their policies do not fit with the ideal of democratic government.
a ) transitive to put something in a particular place or group because it belongs there:
fit something into/with something: You can't fit all types of human behavior into a clear pattern.
4. ) intransitive or transitive never progressive to be the truth or the same as what someone describes or asks for:
Something in her story did not fit.
None of the candidates fits our criteria.
fit the description of: He fits the description of a man seen running away from the scene.
5. ) intransitive or transitive never progressive to be appropriate or right for something:
We need a name that fits our image.
fit with: A dark wooden table wouldn't fit with the decor in here.
6. ) transitive usually passive to measure a person and then provide the correct size of clothing or piece of equipment. In this meaning, fitted is the past tense and past participle:
When you buy a new suit, you should be professionally fitted.
fit someone for something: All the bridesmaids are being fitted for their dresses on Saturday.
fit someone with something: Mr. Clayton was fitted with a hearing aid.
7. ) transitive usually passive to add a piece of equipment to something else. In this meaning, fitted is the past tense and past participle:
fit something with something: Some cars are fitted with hand controls for people with physical disabilities.
fit something to/onto something: You can fit a bike rack to the rear of your car.
8. ) transitive BRITISH FORMAL to provide someone with the qualifications or qualities they need for a job or particular purpose:
fit someone/something for something: Everything in his background fitted him for a diplomatic career.
fit the bill
to have the qualities that someone needs or has asked for:
We need a fast car, and this one fits the bill.
,fit `in phrasal verb
1. ) intransitive to belong to a group, plan, or situation:
He explained the project to me and how my job fits in.
fit in with: He didn't fit in with her plans, so she left him.
2. ) intransitive to be accepted by a group of people because you are similar to them:
I tried to fit in, but they were all much younger than I was.
fit in with: She fitted in with her new colleagues right away.
3. ) transitive to have enough time to deal with someone or something:
He fits in his work around his family commitments.
Dr. Halden can fit you in this morning at 10.
4. ) transitive to have space for someone or something:
How many lines can you fit in per page?
I'll come in your car, if you can fit me in.
,fit `in with phrasal verb transitive
fit in with something to be correct, appropriate, or sensible in relation to something else:
His explanation didn't fit in with what I saw.
,fit `out phrasal verb transitive
1. ) to put equipment into a room or building so that it can be used for a particular purpose:
fit something out with something: The kitchen has been fitted out with pine cabinets and marble countertops.
2. ) to measure part of someone's body in order to give them the right shoes or clothing:
fit someone out with something: We fitted them out with wet suits and surf boards.
,fit `together phrasal verb
1. ) intransitive if things fit together, they are the right size or shape so that you can join them:
The ends of the tube fit together.
a ) transitive if you fit things together, you join them in the right way to make something:
I've got all the pieces; now I just have to fit them together.
2. ) intransitive if ideas or facts fit together, they can be joined to make a sensible story or explanation:
We have all the evidence, but we don't know yet how it fits together.
fit
fit 2 [ fıt ] adjective **
1. ) healthy, strong, and able to do physical exercise without getting very tired. The more usual way to say this is be in good shape:
Running around after the kids keeps me fit.
fit for: McCarthy hopes to be fit for the match on Saturday.
fit to do something: You have to be reasonably fit to do this job.
get fit: I need to get fit before the football season starts.
=> FIDDLE 2, KEEP FIT
2. ) in a good enough physical or mental condition:
fit to do something: The accused was declared fit to stand trial.
not in a fit state: You are not in a fit state to drive.
3. ) of a good enough standard for someone or something:
fit for: He seems to think that typing documents is all I'm fit for.
fit for something: The house was not fit for human habitation.
fit to do something: He is not fit to be a teacher.
fit to eat/drink: That wine is not fit to drink.
fit for a king/queen (=of a very high quality): She made me a dress that was fit for a queen.
fit to be tied AMERICAN SPOKEN
extremely surprised, upset, or angry
see/think fit
to decide that something is the best thing to do. You often use this expression to refer to decisions or actions that you do not agree with:
She did not see fit to apologize for her behavior.
fit
fit 3 [ fıt ] noun **
1. ) count a strong sudden physical reaction you cannot control, for example coughing or laughing:
fit of laughter: Everyone collapsed in fits of laughter.
a coughing/sneezing fit: When his sneezing fit was over, Milton resumed lecturing.
a ) a sudden strong emotion that you cannot control:
a fit of rage/jealousy/panic: She smashed the plate in a fit of rage.
fit of depression: He often suffers from fits of depression.
2. ) count INFORMAL an occasion when someone becomes unconscious for a short time and their body shakes
3. ) singular used for saying whether something is the right size and shape for someone or something:
When buying a backpack, it is important to get a good fit.
You can adjust the width of the boot to get a better fit.
a tight fit: The sofa will go in here, but it's a tight fit.
4. ) count or uncount used for saying whether people or things are similar to each other or are appropriate for each other:
fit between: There was a good fit between the managers' goals and the staff.
by/in fits and starts
stopping and starting again many times, rather than progressing steadily
have/throw a fit INFORMAL
to get very angry and shout or become violent
in fits INFORMAL
laughing a lot

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