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suit

noun uk   /suːt/ /sjuːt/ us    /suːt/

suit noun (SET OF CLOTHES)

A2 [C] a jacket and trousers or a jacket and skirt that are made from the same material: All the businessmen were wearing pinstripe suits. She wore a dark blue suit. [C] a set of clothes or a piece of clothing to be worn in a particular situation or while doing a particular activity: a diving/protective/ski, etc. suit a swimsuit a spacesuit a suit of armour
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suit noun (LEGAL PROBLEM)

[C] ( also lawsuit) a problem taken to a law court by an ordinary person or an organization rather than the police in order to obtain a legal decision: He brought ( US usually filed) a $12 million libel suit against the newspaper, claiming his reputation had been damaged. a malpractice/negligence/paternity suit

suit noun (PLAYING CARDS)

[C] any of the four types of card in a set of playing cards, each having a different shape printed on it: The four suits in a pack of cards are hearts, spades, clubs, and diamonds.

suit noun (PERSON)

[C often plural] informal disapproving a man who works in an office and wears a suit, especially a man with a high position in a company who is considered not to have human feelings and good ideas

suit

verb [T] uk   /suːt/ /sjuːt/ us    /suːt/

suit verb [T] (BE RIGHT)

B2 to be right for a particular person, situation, or occasion: Corn is grown a lot in this area - the soil seems to suit it very well. The city lifestyle seems to suit her - she's certainly looking very well.B2 (usually of a colour or style of clothes) to make someone look more attractive: You should wear more red - it suits you. Short skirts don't really suit me - I don't have the legs for them.
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suit verb [T] (BE CONVENIENT)

B2 to be convenient and cause the least difficulty for someone: We could go now or this afternoon - whatever time suits you best. "How about eight o'clock outside the cinema?" "That suits me fine."
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