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fit

verb
 
 
/fɪt/ (present participle fitting, past tense and past participle fitted)
RIGHT SHAPE [I, T] B1 to be the right shape or size for someone or something: This skirt doesn't fit any more. I can't find a lid to fit this jar.Being suitable or unsuitable
fit (sth) in/through/under, etc B1 If people or things fit somewhere, or if you can fit them somewhere, that place is big enough for them: How many people can you fit in your car? This radio is small enough to fit into my pocket.Placing and positioning an object
PUT [T] mainly UK B2 to put or fix something somewhere: You ought to fit a smoke alarm in the kitchen.Placing and positioning an object
SAME [I, T] to be the same as or like something: She seems to fit the police description.Being or appearing similar or the same
SUITABLE [T] to be suitable for something: The punishment should fit the crime.Being suitable or unsuitable
(Definition of fit verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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