fit

I
n.
emotional reaction

1) to have, throw a fit

misc.

2) by fits and starts ('in irregular bursts of activity')

II
adj.
qualified
physically capable

1) physically fit

2) fit for (fit for duty)

3) fit to + inf. (he is not fit to work)

4) to keep fit

suitable

5) to see, think fit to + inf. (they saw fit to employ smb. else)

III
n.
manner of fitting

a good; loose; snug, tight fit

IV
v.

1) to fit together

2) (D; tr.) to fit for (to fit a customer for a new suit)

3) (D; intr.) to fit into (everything fit into the suitcase)

4) (d; tr.) to fit into (she was able to fit all the books into one carton)

USAGE NOTE: In BE the past and past participle of fit are usu. fitted. AE usu. has fit when the verb cannot be used in the passive form--the tailor fitted the customer carefully (CE); the suit was fitted carefully by the tailor (CE); the suit fit me a year ago (AE).
* * *
[fɪt]
snug
throw a fit
tight fit
think fit to + inf. (they saw fit to employ smb. else)
['emotional reaction'] to have
['manner of fitting'] a good
['qualified'] ['physically capable'] physically fit
['suitable'] to see
to keep fit
to fit together
['misc. '] by fits and starts ('in irregular bursts of activity')
(D; intr.) to fit into (everything fit into the suitcase)
fit to + inf. (he is not fit to work)
(D; tr.) to fit for (to fit a customer for a new suit)
fit for (fit for duty)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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