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fit

verb  us   /fɪt/ (present participle fitting, past tense and past participle fitted or fit)

fit verb (CORRECT SIZE)

[I/T] to be the right size or shape for someone or something: [T] The jacket fits you perfectly. [I] The refrigerator won’t fit in our kitchen.

fit verb (SUIT)

[T] to be suitable for someone or something: The job fits him well.

fit

adjective [-er/-est only]  us   /fɪt/ (-tt-)

fit adjective [-er/-est only] (HEALTHY)

in good health, esp. as a result of exercise; strong: You look fit.

fit adjective [-er/-est only] (SUIT)

suitable for someone or something: She’s not fit to be treasurer.

fit

noun  us   /fɪt/

fit noun (BRIEF PERIOD)

[C] a sudden, brief period when something happens that is beyond your control: a coughing/sneezing fit Epilepsy can cause severe fits (= sudden muscle movements that you cannot control).

fit noun (EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE)

[C] an experience of a strong emotion or reaction: a fit of laughter/jealousy [C] A fit can be a feeling or expression of great anger: Your mother will have/throw a fit when she sees this mess.

fit noun (CORRECT SIZE)

[U] the right size or shape for someone or something: These shoes are a perfect/terrible fit.
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