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[fɪt] (past tense and past participle fitted) verb I
1) [I/T] to be small enough or the right size and shape to go somewhere, or to manage to put someone or something in a space
I don't think that box will fit.[/ex]
The book is small enough to fit in your pocket.[/ex]
The cover fits neatly over the chair.[/ex]
She can fit two more people into her car.[/ex]
2) [I/T] if clothes fit, they are the right size for you
It is important that children's shoes fit correctly.[/ex]
I like the suit, but the jacket doesn't fit me.[/ex]
The dress fitted her like a glove (= fitted extremely well).[/ex]
3) [I/T] to be suitable or right for something
We need a name that fits our image.[/ex]
A dark wooden table wouldn't fit with the decor in here.[/ex]
4) [I/T] to be the truth, or to be the same as something that someone describes or asks for
He fits the description of a man seen running away from the scene.[/ex]
Something in her story did not fit.[/ex]
5) [T] to add a piece of equipment to something else
Some cars are fitted with hand controls for people with physical disabilities.[/ex]
You can fit a bike rack to the rear of your car.[/ex]
- fit in
- fit sb in
- fit sth out
- fit together
II
adj
fit */[fɪt]
1) healthy, strong, and able to do physical exercise
Ant:
Running around after the kids keeps me fit.[/ex]
I need to get fit before the football season starts.[/ex]
2) of a good enough standard for something
Ant:
The house was not fit for human habitation.[/ex]
I don't think he's fit to be a teacher.[/ex]
see / think fit — to decide that something is the best thing to do[/ex]
The court will deal with the matter as it thinks fit.[/ex]
III
noun
fit [fɪt]
1) [C] a strong sudden physical reaction or emotion that you cannot control
a coughing/sneezing fit[/ex]
a fit of rage[/ex]
2) [C] 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 shoes, it is important to get a good fit.[/ex]
have / throw a fitinformal to get very angry and shout or become violent[/ex]

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