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  • n  a display of bad temper
    he had a fit
  • n  a sudden uncontrollable attack
    a fit of coughing
  • n  the manner in which something fits
    I admired the fit of her coat
  • n  a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)
    a fit of housecleaning
  • v  be agreeable or acceptable to
  • v  be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired
    This piece won't fit into the puzzle
  • v  satisfy a condition or restriction
  • v  make fit
    fit a dress
    He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out
  • v  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
  • v  be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
  • v  conform to some shape or size
    How does this shirt fit?
  • v  provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
  • v  make correspond or harmonize
  • a  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
  • s  (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
  • a  physically and mentally sound or healthy
    felt relaxed and fit after their holiday
    keeps fit with diet and exercise

  • If you eat well and work out, it may not matter if you can't fit into your jeans.
  • One initiative was the government's Trim and Fit Scheme, which subjects schoolchildren from age 9 to regular weight and fitness checks through a standardized national test.
  • Our guide to everything you need to know about getting in shape garnered personal testimonials from active exercisers, compliments from fitness trainers and appreciation from those .
News & Articles

  • Reopening fit for a president
    Reopening fit for a president Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 8:32 pm, Monday, June 24, 2013 Personal objects and archival documents that chronicle the extraordinary life of Franklin D. Roosevelt were in danger of being damaged or destroyed. Aging and decades of deferred ...
    June 25, 2013 - Albany Times Union
  • Rugby-Fit Smith thinks Wallabies had the best of the first test
    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, June 24 (Reuters) - Flanker George Smith said he was fit and ready to play against the British and Irish Lions and thought Australia were the better team in the first test despite their defeat in Brisbane on Saturday. Smith, a veteran of 110 tests and Australia's victorious 2001 series against the Lions, has joined the squad for the second test as cover after the ...
    June 24, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Fitness Boot Camp Franchise, Fit Body Boot Camp, Announces New Canada Location and Welcomes Fitness Expert Ray Ortiz ...
    The world’s fastest growing fitness boot camp franchise, Fit Body Boot Camp, says they are thrilled that fitness expert Ray Ortiz is opening a Fit Body Boot Camp in Vaughan because he is dedicated to helping the community lose weight and get in shape. (PRWeb June 24, 2013) Read the full story at
    June 24, 2013 - PRWeb

  • David Stern in New York Daily News
    But Stern said he decided to take action because Arenas "is not currently fit to take the court in an NBA game." "I put the NBA in a negative light and let down my teammates and our fans. I am very sorry for doing that."
  • Gordon Brown in Irish Times
    Mr Brown said the IMF had to be "rebuilt as fit for purpose [in] the modern world" and urged it to come to the aid of Iceland and any states in central Europe that needed help.
  • President Bush in Chicago Tribune
    Americans could use this money as they see fit - to help meet theirmonthly bills, cover higher costs at the gas pump or pay for other basicnecessities,Bush said in a brief statement from the Roosevelt Room of theWhite House. "Letting...

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