Fit - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fɪt|  American pronunciation of the word fit
Brit.  |fɪt|  British pronunciation of the word fit
irregular verb:  p.t. — fitted or fit  p.p. — fitted or fit
- a display of bad temper (syn: conniption, scene, tantrum)
- a sudden uncontrollable attack (syn: convulsion, paroxysm)
- the manner in which something fits
- a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason) (syn: burst)
- be agreeable or acceptable to (syn: accommodate, suit)
- be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired (syn: go)
- make fit
- insert or adjust several objects or people
- be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics (syn: agree, check, correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally)
- conform to some shape or size
- provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose (syn: equip, fit out, outfit)
- fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction (syn: fill, fulfil, fulfill, meet, satisfy)
- make correspond or harmonize (syn: match)
- (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed (syn: set)

Examples

Patients are encouraged to get fit.

Are you fit enough to walk there?

The suit fits him perfectly.

I hope this key fits the lock.

The two pieces fit each other perfectly.

This calculator will fit nicely in your shirt pocket.

The two pieces fit together perfectly.

How many people can fit in a phone booth?

The box was too large to fit through the door.

I can't fit all these groceries into the trunk of my car.

We weren't able to fit the box through the door.

fitting the jacket to the customer

The gown was an excellent fit.

This Academy has for many years given an excellent fit for college.

The food here isn't fit to eat.

Phrasal verbs

fit in  — go together
fit out  — provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: fit
he/she/it: fits
present participle: fitting
past tense: fitted or fit
past participle: fitted or fit
noun
singular: fit
plural: fits
adjective
comparative: fitter
superlative: fittest
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