Meaning of FIT in English

FIT

I.

noun

1 way sth fits/way two things match

ADJECTIVE

▪ excellent , good , nice

We need to achieve the best ~ between the staff required and the staff available.

▪ correct , exact , ideal , perfect , proper , right

▪ bad , poor

The door was a poor ~ and didn't open properly.

▪ close , snug , tight

▪ loose

▪ comfortable

The sweater is a comfortable fit—not too tight and not too loose.

▪ natural

▪ custom ( esp. AmE )

The cap is made of 92% polyester with 8% Spandex for a custom ~.

VERB + FIT

▪ achieve , get , produce

File away any excess metal until a snug ~ is achieved.

▪ ensure

The shoe has a special strap to ensure a good ~.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ between

a good ~ between the recruit and the job

PHRASES

▪ a lack of ~

He argues that there is a lack of ~ between our system of values and capitalism.

2 sudden attack of illness

ADJECTIVE

▪ convulsive , epileptic , fainting

VERB + FIT

▪ have , suffer

She suffered a major ~ last year.

▪ suffer from

He suffers from ~s of depression.

▪ bring on , cause , trigger

He suffers from a brain disorder that can trigger convulsive ~s.

▪ control

new drugs that can control ~s

▪ prevent

FIT + VERB

▪ happen , occur

The ~s usually occur at night.

PREPOSITION

▪ during a ~

She hurt her arm during one of her ~s.

3 short period of coughing/laughter/strong feeling

ADJECTIVE

▪ coughing , sneezing

▪ crying , giggling , laughing , screaming

▪ hysterical

▪ sudden

In a sudden ~ of anger, he snatched the book from her hand.

▪ uncontrollable

He burst into an uncontrollable ~ of laughter.

▪ major

VERB + FIT

▪ have , pitch ( AmE ), throw

My dad will throw a major ~ if he finds out!

▪ burst into , collapse in , collapse into , erupt in , erupt into , fall into

She collapsed in a ~ of laughter.

▪ bring on

The cold air brought on one of his coughing ~s.

FIT + VERB

▪ be over , pass

When her coughing ~ was over she continued to speak.

PREPOSITION

▪ in a ~ of

He pushed the referee in a ~ of temper.

▪ ~ of

a ~ of anger/giggles

PHRASES

▪ in ~s ( BrE ), in ~s of laughter

The comedian had them all in ~s of laughter.

II.

verb

1 right size/type

ADVERB

▪ closely , neatly , nicely , securely , snugly , tightly , well

The pencils ~ neatly into this box.

▪ loosely

▪ exactly , perfectly

The screws ~ the holes exactly.

▪ properly

The shoes don't ~ properly.

▪ badly , poorly

If the top of the box ~s badly, the contents will spill out.

▪ barely , hardly

jeans which barely ~ his stout body

▪ easily

That chair should ~ into the room easily.

▪ comfortably

PDAs are designed to ~ comfortably in a jacket pocket.

▪ together

These two pieces of wood ~ together to make the base.

VERB + FIT

▪ be designed to

The waste unit is designed to ~ under the sink.

PREPOSITION

▪ in , into , onto , over , under , etc.

Will this box ~ into the cupboard?

2 agree/match; make sth suitable

ADVERB

▪ perfectly

▪ seamlessly

The haunting melody ~s seamlessly within the song.

PREPOSITION

▪ for ( esp. BrE )

Your experience ~s you perfectly for the job.

▪ with

The words ~ perfectly with the music.

Fit is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ analogy , ↑ description , ↑ shoe , ↑ size

Fit is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ alarm , ↑ arrow , ↑ budget , ↑ carpet , ↑ category , ↑ criterion , ↑ data , ↑ definition , ↑ description , ↑ engine , ↑ expectation , ↑ heating , ↑ image , ↑ lifestyle , ↑ lock , ↑ meter , ↑ model , ↑ mould , ↑ need , ↑ niche , ↑ panel , ↑ part , ↑ personality , ↑ plug , ↑ preconception , ↑ preference , ↑ profile , ↑ rail , ↑ requirement , ↑ role , ↑ situation , ↑ stereotype , ↑ strap , ↑ tile , ↑ tyre , ↑ valve , ↑ windscreen

III.

adj.

1 healthy

VERBS

▪ be , feel , look , seem

▪ become , get

the struggle to get ~ and stay ~

▪ keep , stay

Go for a little jog to keep ~.

▪ make sb

Exercising once a week is not enough to make you ~.

▪ keep sb

gentle exercises designed to keep you ~

ADVERB

▪ extremely , fairly , very , etc.

▪ fighting ( esp. BrE )

He seemed fighting ~ and ready for action.

▪ fully ( BrE )

John isn't fully ~ yet after his operation.

▪ physically

She felt physically fitter and more alive than she could ever remember.

PREPOSITION

▪ for ( BrE )

The doctor said she was now ~ for work.

PHRASES

▪ as ~ as a fiddle (= very healthy)

▪ ~ and healthy , ~ and well ( esp. BrE )

She looks really ~ and healthy.

▪ ~ and ready

▪ lean and ~

2 suitable

VERBS

▪ consider sth , see , think

The newspaper did not see ~ to publish my letter.

You must do as you think ~.

PREPOSITION

▪ for

The food was not ~ for human consumption.

PHRASES

▪ ~ and proper ( law , esp. BrE )

circumstances in which someone is not considered a ~ and proper person to run a bank

▪ ~ for a king

It was a meal ~ for a king.

▪ in no ~ state

He's so angry he's in no ~ state to see anyone.

Fit is used with these nouns: ↑ body , ↑ state

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .