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      vb   , fits, fitting, fitted  
     (U.S.)   , fit         
1    to be appropriate or suitable for (a situation, etc.)  
2    to be of the correct size or shape for (a connection, container, etc.)  
3    tr   to adjust in order to render appropriate  
they had to fit the idea to their philosophy     
4    tr   to supply with that which is needed  
5    tr   to try clothes on (someone) in order to make adjustments if necessary  
6    tr   to make competent or ready  
the experience helped to fit him for the task     
7    tr   to locate with care  
8    intr   to correspond with the facts or circumstances  
      adj   , fitter, fittest  
9    suitable to a purpose or design; appropriate  
10    having the right qualifications; qualifying  
11    in good health  
12    worthy or deserving  
a book fit to be read     
13    foll by an infinitive   in such an extreme condition that a specified consequence is likely  
she was fit to scream, you look fit to drop     
      n  
14    the manner in which something fits  
15    the act or process of fitting  
16      (Statistics)   the correspondence between observed and predicted characteristics of a distribution or model  
   See       goodness of fit     (See also)        fit in       fit out       fit up  
     (C14: probably from Middle Dutch vitten; related to Old Norse fitja to knit)  
  fittable      adj  
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fit          [2]  
      n  
1      (Pathol)   a sudden attack or convulsion, such as an epileptic seizure  
2    a sudden spell of emotion  
a fit of anger     
3    an impulsive period of activity or lack of activity; mood  
a fit of laziness     
4    give (a person) a fit   to surprise (a person) in an outrageous manner  
5    have or throw a fit  
Informal   to become very angry or excited  
6    in or by fits and starts   in spasmodic spells; irregularly  
     (Old English fitt conflict; see fit3)  

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fit          [3]  
      n  
Archaic   a story or song or a section of a story or song  
     (Old English fitt; related to Old Norse fit hem, Old High German fizza yarn)  

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fit         

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      adj  
1    able, adapted, adequate, apposite, appropriate, apt, becoming, capable, competent, convenient, correct, deserving, equipped, expedient, fitted, fitting, good enough, meet     (archaic)   prepared, proper, qualified, ready, right, seemly, suitable, trained, well-suited, worthy  
2    able-bodied, as right as rain, hale, healthy, in good condition, in good shape, in good trim, robust, strapping, toned up, trim, well  
      vb  
3    accord, agree, be consonant, belong, concur, conform, correspond, dovetail, go, interlock, join, match, meet, suit, tally  
4      (often with)       out or up   accommodate, accoutre, arm, equip, fit out, kit out, outfit, prepare, provide, rig out  
5    adapt, adjust, alter, arrange, customize, dispose, fashion, modify, place, position, shape, tweak     (informal)  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    amiss, ill-fitted, ill-suited, improper, inadequate, inappropriate, unfit, unprepared, unseemly, unsuitable, untimely  
2    flabby, in poor condition, out of shape, out of trim, unfit, unhealthy  

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fit          [2]  
      n  
1    attack, bout, convulsion, paroxysm, seizure, spasm  
2    caprice, fancy, humour, mood, whim  
3    bout, burst, outbreak, outburst, spell  
4    by fits and starts      erratically, fitfully, intermittently, irregularly, on and off, spasmodically, sporadically, unsystematically  

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shit fit n.
extreme nervousness
SLANG

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adj.
fit and proper means morally suitable
exp.
be a perfect fit for smb./smth.;
n.
hin, often tapered piece of material, such as wood, stone, or metal, used to fill gaps, make something level, or adjust something to fit properly
n.
(Medical) repetitive fits or crises : sign of vital distress
Status epilepticus, asthmiticus
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