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suitnoun

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 also filed) a $12 million libel suit against the newspaper, claiming his reputation had been damaged. a malpractice/negligence/paternity suit

suitverb [T]

uk   /suːt/ /sjuːt/ us   /suːt/
  • suit verb [T] (BE RIGHT)

B2 to be right for a particular person, situation, or occasion: A lot of corn is grown in this area - the soil seems to suit it very well. The city lifestyle seems to suit her - she looks great.
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 at the cinema?" "That suits me fine."

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(Definition of suit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"suit" in American English

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suitverb [T]

us   /sut/
  • suit verb [T] (WORK WELL)

to be convenient or work well for someone or something: What time suits you best? The job of a salesman seems to suit him.
To suit also means to make someone look more attractive: That new hairstyle really suits you – you look terrific.
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suitnoun [C]

us   /sut/
  • suit noun [C] (CLOTHES)

a set of clothes made of the same material and usually consisting of a jacket and pants or skirt
A suit is also a set of clothes or a piece of clothing to be worn in a particular situation or for a particular activity: a bathing suit
slang A suit is also someone in business, esp. when compared with an artist or ordinary worker: The network suits don’t care about the fans who show up at the ballpark.
  • suit noun [C] (LEGAL CASE)

a lawsuit: She brought a suit against the HMO for medical malpractice.
  • suit noun [C] (CARD TYPE)

any of the four types of cards in a set of playing cards, each having a different symbol printed on it: The four suits in a deck of cards are hearts, spades, clubs, and diamonds.
(Definition of suit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"suit" in Business English

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suitnoun [C]

uk   /suːt/ us  
also lawsuit LAW a problem or complaint taken for a decision to a court of law by a person or organization rather than by the police or the government: bring/file a suit They have brought a suit for damages against the company. a civil/class-action/libel suit
file suit
LAW to take a problem or complaint to a court of law for a decision: 30 people have filed suit against the company.
a jacket and trousers or a jacket and skirt that are made from the same material: a business/pinstripe suit She wore a smart grey business suit to work.
[usually plural] informal an executive, especially in advertising, the film industry, etc., rather than a creative (= writer, artist, etc.) working in one of these industries: We'll leave the suits in the boardroom to worry about this.
(Definition of suit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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