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English definition of “fit”

fit

noun
 
 
/fɪt/
a good/loose/tight, etc fit used to say how something fits someone or somewhere: These shoes are a perfect fit.Weighing and measuring
SHORT EXPERIENCE [C] a sudden, uncontrolled period of doing something or feeling something: a coughing fit I hit him in a fit of anger.Periods of time - general words
ILLNESS [C] a short period of illness when someone cannot control their movements and becomes unconscious: to have an epileptic fitDisorders of muscles and the nervous systemDisease and illness - general words
have a fit informal to become extremely angry: Mum had a fit when she saw the mess we'd made.Becoming angry and expressing anger
(Definition of fit noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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