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adj. fit•ter, fit•test, adj.
If clothes fit you, they are the right size, neither too big nor too small.
In British English, the past tense form of fit is fitted. In American English, the past tense form is fit.
If clothes make you look attractive, don't say that they 'fit' you. You say that they suit you.
Past participle: fitted
|Noun||1.||fit - a display of bad temper; "he had a fit"; "she threw a tantrum"; "he made a scene"|
|2.||fit - a sudden uncontrollable attack; "a paroxysm of giggling"; "a fit of coughing"; "convulsions of laughter"|
attack - a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"
|3.||fit - the manner in which something fits; "I admired the fit of her coat"|
fashion, manner, mode, style, way - how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
hang - the way a garment hangs; "he adjusted the hang of his coat"
|4.||fit - a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning"|
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
fits and starts - repeated bursts of activity; "they worked in fits and starts"
|Verb||1.||fit - be agreeable or acceptable to; "This suits my needs"|
|2.||fit - be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; "This piece won't fit into the puzzle"|
tessellate - fit together exactly, of identical shapes; "triangles tessellate"
joint - fit as if by joints; "The boards fit neatly"
blend in, blend, go - blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs"
fit - conform to some shape or size; "How does this shirt fit?"
|3.||fit - satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"|
coordinate - be co-ordinated; "These activities coordinate well"
correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
fill the bill, fit the bill - be what is needed or be good enough for what is required; "Does this restaurant fit the bill for the celebration?"
|4.||fit - make fit; "fit a dress"; "He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out"|
dovetail - fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail
|5.||fit - insert or adjust several objects or people; "Can you fit the toy into the box?"; "This man can't fit himself into our work environment"|
|6.||fit - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"|
consist - be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous; "Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end"
look - accord in appearance with; "You don't look your age!"
answer - match or correspond; "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"
coincide - be the same; "our views on this matter coincided"
align - be or come into adjustment with
correlate - to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation; "Do these facts correlate?"
parallel - be parallel to; "Their roles are paralleled by ours"
twin, duplicate, parallel - duplicate or match; "The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse"
square - be compatible with; "one idea squares with another"
bear out, underpin, corroborate, support - support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm; "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"
resemble - appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to; "She resembles her mother very much"; "This paper resembles my own work"
conform to, fit, meet - satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
homologize - be homologous; "A person's arms homologize with a quadruped's forelimbs"
accord, concord, fit in, harmonise, harmonize, consort, agree - go together; "The colors don't harmonize"; "Their ideas concorded"
pattern - form a pattern; "These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"
adhere - be compatible or in accordance with; "You must adhere to the rules"
|7.||fit - conform to some shape or size; "How does this shirt fit?"|
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
|8.||fit - provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"|
mechanise, mechanize, motorise, motorize - equip with armed and armored motor vehicles; "mechanize armies"
fuse - equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse
collar - furnish with a collar; "collar the dog"
spur - equip with spurs; "spur horses"
fin - equip (a car) with fins
motorize - equip with a motor; "motorized scooters are now the rage"
motorize - equip with a motor vehicle; "The police around here are not motorized and patrol the streets on horseback"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
stock - equip with a stock; "stock a rifle"
horseshoe - equip (a horse) with a horseshoe or horseshoes
turn out - outfit or equip, as with accessories; "The actors were turned out lavishly"
instrument - equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling
muzzle - fit with a muzzle; "muzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers"
appoint - furnish; "a beautifully appointed house"
refit - fit out again
wire - provide with electrical circuits; "wire the addition to the house"
shaft - equip with a shaft
spar - furnish with spars
stave - furnish with staves; "stave a ladder"
commission - put into commission; equip for service; of ships
|9.||fit - make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater"|
adjust, correct, set - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
match - be equal or harmonize; "The two pieces match"
|Adj.||1.||fit - meeting adequate standards for a purpose; "a fit subject for discussion"; "it is fit and proper that you be there"; "water fit to drink"; "fit for duty"; "do as you see fit to"|
appropriate - suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc; "a book not appropriate for children"; "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity"; "it seems that an apology is appropriate"
unfit - below the required standards for a purpose; "an unfit parent"; "unfit for human consumption"
|2.||fit - (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed; "in no fit state to continue"; "fit to drop"; "laughing fit to burst"; "she was fit to scream"; "primed for a fight"; "we are set to go at any time"|
ready - completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress; "get ready"; "she is ready to resign"; "the bridge is ready to collapse"; "I am ready to work"; "ready for action"; "ready for use"; "the soup will be ready in a minute"; "ready to learn to read"
|3.||fit - physically and mentally sound or healthy; "felt relaxed and fit after their holiday"; "keeps fit with diet and exercise"|
healthy - having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy"
sound - financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy"
well - in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury; "appears to be entirely well"; "the wound is nearly well"; "a well man"; "I think I'm well; at least I feel well"
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
appropriate inadequate, inappropriate, unfit, unsuitable, improper, unprepared, amiss, unseemly, untimely, ill-fitted, ill-suited
fit out or up
fit1 [fɪt] ADJ (fitter (compar) (fittest (superl)))
he is not fit company for my daughter → no es compañía adecuada para mi hija
fit for sth fit for human consumption/habitation → comestible/habitable
he's not fit for the job → no sirve para el puesto, no es apto para el puesto
a meal fit for a king → una comida digna de reyes
fit for nothing → inútil
to be fit to do sth he's not fit to teach → no sirve para profesor
you're not fit to be seen → no estás presentable, no estás para que te vea la gente
the meat was not fit to eat or to be eaten (= unhealthy) → la carne no estaba en buenas condiciones; (= bad-tasting) → la carne era incomible, la carne no se podía comer
you're not fit to drive → no estás en condiciones de conducir
to be fit for duty (Mil) → ser apto para el servicio
to be fit for work (after illness) → estar en condiciones de trabajar
to get fit (Med) → reponerse (Sport) → ponerse en forma
to keep fit → mantenerse en forma
to pass sb fit (after illness, injury) → dar a algn el alta
she's not yet fit to travel → todavía no está en condiciones de viajar
to be (as) fit as a fiddle → estar rebosante de salud
he was laughing fit to bust or burst → se tronchaba or desternillaba de risa
to see/think fit to do sth you must do as you think fit → debes hacer lo que estimes conveniente or lo que creas apropiado
she didn't see fit to mention it → no creyó apropiado mencionarlo
it fits me like a glove → me queda como un guante
he can't find shirts to fit him → no encuentra camisas que le queden or vengan bien
the key doesn't fit the lock → la llave no entra or encaja en la cerradura
I went to get fitted for a suit → fui a que me tomaran las medidas para un traje
to fit a dress (on sb) → probar un vestido (a algn)
your story doesn't fit the facts → tu historia no se corresponde con los hechos
she doesn't fit the feminine stereotype → no encaja con el estereotipo femenino
the punishment should fit the crime → el castigo debe adecuarse al delito
see also bill A6
to fit sth into place → hacer encajar algo
I finally began to fit the pieces together (fig) → finalmente empecé a encajar todas las piezas
they're having a new kitchen fitted → les van a instalar una cocina nueva
to be fitted with sth → estar equipado con algo
a car fitted with a catalytic converter → un coche equipado con un conversor catalítico
all our coaches are fitted with seat belts → todos nuestros autobuses están equipados con cinturones de seguridad
he has been fitted with a new hearing aid → le han puesto un audífono nuevo
will the cupboard fit into the corner? → ¿cabrá el armario en el rincón?
it fits in/on here → se encaja aquí
the lid won't fit on this saucepan → la tapa no encaja en esta cazuela
it doesn't fit with what he said to me → no concuerda or no se corresponde con lo que me dijo a mí
it all fits now! → ¡todo encaja ahora!
see also fit in A1
that suit is not a very good fit → ese traje no te queda bien
when it comes to shoes, a good fit is essential → en lo que se refiere a los zapatos, es esencial que se ajusten bien or que sean el número correcto
it was a perfect fit → le quedaba perfectamente
it's rather a tight fit → me está un poco justo or apretado
she put the key into the lock - it was a tight fit → metió la llave en la cerradura - entraba muy justo
I'll fit in with whatever dates you've agreed on → me amoldaré or me adaptaré a las fechas que hayáis acordado
she was trying to arrange her work to fit in with her home life → intentaba organizar el trabajo de forma que se adaptara a su vida doméstica
she was great with the children and fitted in beautifully → con los niños era genial, y se adaptó perfectamente
you could fit an illustration in here → aquí podrías poner una ilustración, aquí tienes sitio para poner una ilustración
I fitted in a trip to Ávila → logré incluir una excursión a Ávila
we could fit in a round of golf before lunch → nos da tiempo a hacer un recorrido de golf antes de comer
we rushed around trying to fit everything in → corrimos como locos intentando abarcarlo todo
to fit sb out with sth → proveer a algn de algo, equipar a algn con algo
we need to get you fitted out with a new wardrobe → tenemos que equiparte con un nuevo vestuario
the tailor will fit you out with a new suit for the wedding → el sastre te hará un traje nuevo para la boda
to fit sth/sb up with sth → proveer algo/a algn de algo, equipar algo/a algn con algo
fit3 [fɪt] N
epileptic fit → ataque m epiléptico
fainting fit → desmayo m
she had a fit last night → anoche tuvo un ataque
a fit of anger → un arranque or un arrebato or (frm) un acceso de cólera
a fit of coughing → un ataque or (frm) un acceso de tos
a fit of enthusiasm → un arranque de entusiasmo
I had a fit of (the) giggles → me dio un ataque de risa
to have a fit → ponerse histérico
he'd have a fit if he knew → le daría un síncope si se enterara, se pondría histérico si se enterara
to be in fits → partirse de risa
she was so funny, she used to have us all in fits → era tan graciosa, que nos tenía a todos muertos de risa
she had a laughing fit → le dio un ataque de risa
she was in fits of laughter → se partía de risa
he shot her in a fit of jealous rage → disparó sobre ella en un arranque or arrebato de celos y furia
by or in fits and starts → a tropezones, a trompicones
to throw a fit → ponerse histérico
she'll throw a fit if she finds out → le dará un síncope si se entera, se pondrá histérica si se entera
a fit of weeping → una llorera
see also pique
He felt relaxed and fit after his holiday → Il se sentait détendu et en forme après ses vacances.
to keep fit → se maintenir en forme
fit to drive → en état de conduire
not to be fit to do sth (= lack the requisite qualities) → être incapable de faire qch
You're not fit to be a mother! → Tu es incapable d'être une mère!
He is not fit to be allowed out of the house on his own
BUT Il est inapte à sortir seul de chez lui.
to be fit to drop (= ready to collapse) → tomber de fatigue
The meat is fit to eat → La viande est mangeable.
to be fit for habitation [house] → être habitable
Our railways are not fit for the 21st century → Nos chemins de fer ne sont pas dignes du XXIe siècle.
as one sees fit
They can spend the money as they see fit → Ils peuvent dépenser l'argent comme ils jugent bon de le faire., Ils peuvent dépenser l'argent comme bon leur semble.
to not fit sb (= be too big) → être trop grand(e) pour qn
These trousers don't fit me → Ce pantalon est trop grand pour moi. (= be too small) → être trop petit(e) pour qn
These trousers don't fit me → Ce pantalon est trop petit pour moi.
the punishment should fit the crime → le châtiment doit être proportionné au crime
He fitted an alarm in his car → Il a installé une alarme dans sa voiture.
to fit sth to sth → adapter qch à qch
She fitted a plug to the hair dryer → Elle a adapté une prise au sèche-cheveux.
Does it fit? → Est-ce que c'est la bonne taille?
These shoes don't fit properly → Ces chaussures ne sont pas à la bonne taille.
to fit perfectly → aller parfaitement
to have a fit (= seizure) → faire une crise; (epileptic) → faire une crise d'épilepsie (= be furious) → piquer une crise
My Mum will have a fit when she sees the carpet! → Ma mère va piquer une crise quand elle va voir la moquette!
a fit of laughter → une crise de rire
a fit of anger → un accès de colère
a fit of giggles, a fit of the giggles → un fou rire
a fit of hysterics → une crise de nerfs
She fitted in well at her new school → Elle s'est bien adaptée à sa nouvelle école.
to fit in with sb's plans → s'adapter en fonction des plans de qn
The chapel was so small that only 26 people could fit in → La chapelle était tellement petite qu'elle ne pouvait contenir que 26 personnes.
That story doesn't fit in with what he told us → Cette histoire ne cadre pas avec ce qu'il nous a dit.
fit for → adatto/a a
to be fit for sth → andare bene per qc
to be fit for nothing → non essere buono/a a niente
a meal fit for a king → un pranzo da re
he's not fit for the job → non è la persona adatta per questo lavoro
fit for habitation → abitabile
he is not fit company for my daughter → non è la compagnia adatta per mia figlia
he's not fit to teach → non è adatto all'insegnamento
he's not fit to drive → non è in condizione di guidare
you're not fit to be seen → non sei presentabile
it's not fit to eat or to be eaten → non è mangiabile or commestibile
I'm fit to drop (fam) → sto per crollare
do as you think or see fit → fai come meglio credi
it's a rather tight fit → mi sta un po' stretto
it fits you well → ti sta bene
it fits me like a glove → mi sta a pennello
the punishment should fit the crime → la punizione dovrebbe essere adeguata al reato
to fit a key in the lock → mettere una chiave nella serratura
to have a carpet fitted → far mettere la moquette
to fit sth into place → sistemare qc
to fit sth on sth → mettere qc a or su qc
a car fitted with a radio → una macchina fornita di radio
she has been fitted with a new hearing aid → le hanno messo un nuovo apparecchio acustico
to fit in (with) (fact, statement) → corrispondere (con), concordare (con)
to fit in with sb's plans → adattarsi ai progetti di qn
he left because he didn't fit in → se ne è andato perché non riusciva ad integrarsi
fit2 [fɪt] n
to have or suffer a fit → avere un attacco di convulsioni
fit of coughing → attacco di tosse
fit of anger/enthusiasm → accesso d'ira/d'entusiasmo
to have a fit of crying → scoppiare in un pianto dirotto
to get a fit of the giggles → avere un attacco di ridarella
to have or throw a fit (fam) → andare su tutte le furie
to be in fits (of laughter) → scoppiare dalle risa
by or in fits and starts → a sbalzi