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  1. fit
    IPA[fit]
  2. adjective

    verb

    • 1. be of the right shape and size for:

      those jeans still fit me the shoes fit better after being stretched
      Synonym : be the right/correct size (for), be big/small enough (for), be the right shape (for), fit like a glove
    • 2. try clothing on (someone) in order to make or alter it to the correct size:

      she was about to be fitted for her costume
    • 3. be of the right size, shape, or number to occupy a particular position or place:

      Angela says we can all fit in her car
    • 4. fix or put (something) into place:

      they fitted smoke alarms to their home
      Synonym : lay, put in place/position, position, place, fix, insert, arrange, adjust, shape
    • 5. provide (something) with a particular component or article:

      most tools can be fitted with a new handle
      Synonym : equip, provide, supply, fit out, rig out, furnish, outfit, endow
    • 6. join or cause to join together to form a whole:

      many physicists tried to fit together the various pieces of the puzzle it took a while to figure out how the confounded things fit together
      Synonym : join, connect, put together, piece together, attach, unite, link, splice, fuse, weld
    • 7. be in agreement or harmony with; match:

      the punishment should fit the crime
    • 8. (of an attribute, qualification, or skill) make (someone) suitable to fulfill a particular role or undertake a particular task:

      an MS fits the student for a professional career
      Synonym : qualify, prepare, make ready, make suitable, prime, condition, train, coach, groom, tailor

    noun

    • 1. the particular way in which something, especially a garment or component, fits around or into something:

      the dress was a perfect fit
    • 2. the particular way in which a thing matches something else:

      a close fit between teachers' qualifications and their teaching responsibilities
    • 3. the correspondence between observed data and the values expected by theory.

  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: fit, 3rd person present: fits, gerund or present participle: fitting, past tense: fitted, past participle: fitted

    • noun

      a sudden uncontrollable outbreak of intense emotion, laughter, coughing, or other action or activity:

      a sudden attack of convulsions and/or loss of consciousness, typical of epilepsy and some other medical conditions:

    • noun

      a section of a poem.
    • adjective

      of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose:

      having the requisite qualities or skills to undertake something competently:

    • verb

      be of the right shape and size for:

      try clothing on (someone) in order to make or alter it to the correct size:

    • noun

      the particular way in which something, especially a garment or component, fits:

      the particular way in which things match:

    • noun

      a sudden attack of convulsions and/or loss of consciousness, typical of epilepsy and some other medical conditions:

      a sudden short period of uncontrollable coughing, laughter, etc.

    • verb

      have an epileptic fit:
    • noun

      a section of a poem.
    • adjective

      designed to fit perfectly after anticipated shrinkage:
    • noun

      a system that uses shrink-fit parts or fittings.
    • noun

      a fit between two parts in which the external dimension of one part slightly exceeds the internal dimension of the part into which it has to fit.
    • adjective

      (especially of a soccer or rugby player) having the level of physical fitness necessary to take part in a match:
    • consider it correct or acceptable to do something
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