1 way sth fits/way two things match
excellent, good, nice

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

correct, exact, ideal, perfect, proper, right
bad, poor

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

close, snug, tight

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

custom (esp. AmE)

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

achieve, get, produce

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


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

fit between

a good fit between the recruit and the job

a lack of fit

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

2 sudden attack of illness
convulsive, epileptic, fainting
have, suffer

She suffered a major fit last year.

suffer from

He suffers from fits of depression.

bring on, cause, trigger

He suffers from a brain disorder that can trigger convulsive fits.


new drugs that can control fits

happen, occur

The fits usually occur at night.

during a fit

She hurt her arm during one of her fits.

3 short period of coughing/laughter/strong feeling
coughing, sneezing
crying, giggling, laughing, screaming

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


He burst into an uncontrollable fit of laughter.

have, pitch (AmE), throw

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

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

She collapsed in a fit of laughter.

bring on

The cold air brought on one of his coughing fits.

be over, pass

When her coughing fit was over she continued to speak.

in a fit of

He pushed the referee in a fit of temper.

fit of

a fit of anger/giggles

in fits (BrE), in fits of laughter

The comedian had them all in fits of laughter.

1 right size/type
closely, neatly, nicely, securely, snugly, tightly, well

The pencils fit neatly into this box.

exactly, perfectly

The screws fit the holes exactly.


The shoes don't fit properly.

badly, poorly

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

barely, hardly

jeans which barely fit his stout body


That chair should fit into the room easily.


PDAs are designed to fit comfortably in a jacket pocket.


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

be designed to

The waste unit is designed to fit under the sink.

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

Will this box fit into the cupboard?

2 agree/match; make sth suitable

The haunting melody fits seamlessly within the song.

for (esp. BrE)

Your experience fits you perfectly for the job.


The words fit 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
1 healthy
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

extremely, fairly, very, etc.
fighting (esp. BrE)

He seemed fighting fit and ready for action.

fully (BrE)

John isn't fully fit yet after his operation.


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

for (BrE)

The doctor said she was now fit for work.

as fit as a fiddle (= very healthy)
fit and healthy, fit and well (esp. BrE)

She looks really fit and healthy.

fit and ready
lean and fit
2 suitable
consider sth, see, think

The newspaper did not see fit to publish my letter.

You must do as you think fit.


The food was not fit for human consumption.

fit and proper (law, esp. BrE)

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.

in no fit state

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

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

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