VERBS be, feel, look, seem | become, get the struggle to get fit and stay fit | keep, stay Go for a little jog to keep fit. | make sb Exercising once a week is not enough to make you fit. | keep sb gentle exercises designed to keep you fit
ADV. extremely, fighting, really, very He seemed fighting fit and ready for action. | fully John isn't fully fit yet after his operation. | fairly, pretty, quite, reasonably | physically She felt physically fitter and more alive than she could ever remember.
PREP. for The doctor said she was now fit for work.
PHRASES as fit as a fiddle (= very healthy), fit and healthy/well She looks really fit and well. | fit and ready
VERBS consider sth, see, think The newspaper did not see fit to publish my letter (= and I criticize it for that). You must do as you think fit (= but I don't agree with your decision).
PREP. for The food was not fit for human consumption.
PHRASES fit and proper (law) circumstances in which someone is not considered a fit and proper person to run a bank | fit for a king It was a meal fit for a king (= of very good quality). | in no fit state He's so angry he's in no fit state to see anyone.
1 sudden attack of illness
ADJ. bad, major | convulsive, epileptic, fainting
VERB + FIT be seized by/with (literary), have, suffer She suffered a major fit last year. | suffer from He suffers from fits of depression. | die of | bring on, cause, trigger (off) He suffers from a brain disorder that can trigger off convulsive fits. | control new drugs that can control fits | prevent
FIT + VERB happen, occur The fits usually occur at night.
PREP. during/in a ~ She hurt her arm during one of her fits.
2 short period of coughing/laughter/strong feeling
ADJ. coughing, screaming, sneezing
VERB + FIT have, throw My dad will throw a fit if he finds out! | burst into, collapse in/into, erupt in/into, fall into She collapsed in a fit of laughter. | bring on The cold air brought on one of his coughing fits.
FIT + VERB be over, pass When her coughing fit was over she continued to speak.
PREP. in a ~ of He pushed the referee in a fit of temper. | ~ of a fit of anger/giggles
PHRASES have sb in fits (of laughter) The comedian had them all in fits of laughter.
3 way sth fits/way two things match
ADJ. good We need to achieve the best fit between the staff required and the staff available. | correct, exact, perfect | poor The door was a poor fit and didn't open properly. | close, snug, tight | loose | comfortable The jersey is a comfortable fit?not too tight and not too loose. | statistical
VERB + FIT achieve, get, produce File away any excess metal until a snug fit is achieved. | ensure The shoe has a special strap to ensure correct fit. | give (sth) The formula gives a much better fit to the experimental data.
PREP. ~ between the statistical fit between the interest rate and investment
PHRASES a lack of fit He argues that there is a lack of fit between our system of values and capitalism.
1 right size/type
ADV. neatly, nicely, securely, snugly, tightly, well The pencils fit neatly into this box. | exactly, perfectly The screws fitted the holes exactly. | badly The top of the box fitted badly and some of the contents had spilled out. | easily That chair should fit into the room easily. | together These two pieces of wood fit together to make the base.
VERB + FIT be designed to The waste unit is designed to fit under the sink.
PREP. in, into, onto, over, under, etc. Will this box fit into the cupboard?
PREP. for Your experience fits you perfectly for the job.