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outfit

noun uk   /ˈaʊt.fɪt/ us  

outfit noun (CLOTHES)

[C] a set of clothes worn for a particular occasion or activity: I've got a cowboy outfit for the fancy dress party.Clothes worn for a particular job or activity

outfit noun (GROUP)

[C, + sing/pl verb] informal an organization, company, team, military unit, etc.: He has recently set up his own research outfit.Businesses and enterprisesSocieties, clubs and organizations

outfit

verb [T often passive] uk   /ˈaʊt.fɪt/ (present participle outfitting, past tense and past participle outfitted) us  
to provide someone or something with equipment or clothes: The ambulances have all been outfitted with new radios.Clothes worn for a particular job or activityGiving, providing and supplying
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