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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 ​salesmanseems to suit him. To suit also ​means to make someone ​look more ​attractive: That new ​hairstyle really suits you – you ​lookterrific.
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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 ​particularsituation or for a ​particularactivity: a ​bathing suit slang A suit is also someone in ​business, esp. when ​compared with an ​artist or ​ordinaryworker: 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 ​medicalmalpractice.

suit noun [C] (CARD TYPE)

any of the four ​types of ​cards in a set of ​playingcards, each having a different ​symbolprinted on it: The four suits in a ​deck of ​cards are ​hearts, ​spades, ​clubs, and ​diamonds.
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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 ​wearingpinstripe suits. She ​wore a ​darkblue suit. [C] a set of ​clothes or a ​piece of ​clothing to be ​worn in a ​particularsituation or while doing a ​particularactivity: a ​diving/​protective/​ski, etc. suit a ​swimsuit a ​spacesuit a suit ofarmour
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suit noun (LEGAL PROBLEM)

[C] (also lawsuit) a ​problem taken to a ​lawcourt by an ​ordinaryperson or an ​organizationrather than the ​police in ​order to ​obtain a ​legaldecision: He brought (US also 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 ​playingcards, each having a different ​shapeprinted 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 ​humanfeelings and good ​ideas

suitverb [T]

uk   /suːt/ /sjuːt/  us   /suːt/

suit verb [T] (BE RIGHT)

B2 to be ​right for a ​particularperson, ​situation, or ​occasion: A lot of ​corn is ​grown in this ​area - the ​soilseems to suit it very well. The ​citylifestyleseems to suit her - she ​looksgreat.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" - Business English Dictionary

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suitnoun [C]

uk   us   /suːt/
(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 ​smartgreybusiness 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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