- 1 1.1 to get/keep fitto be fitponerse/mantenerse en forma
forsomethingthe soldiers were passed fit for dutyI feel fit for anything todaylos soldados fueron declarados aptos (para el servicio)to be fit to +hoy me siento capaz de cualquier cosa infinitivethe doctor declared him fit to play/travelestar en condiciones de+ infinitiveel médico estableció que estaba en condiciones de jugar/viajarExample sentences1.2 [colloquial]
- People who are physically fit are happier, healthier and more productive than those who are not.
- The only way to get fit is to make exercise a regularly scheduled part of every week, even every day.
- Research has shown that most of us regularly over-estimate how fit we are and how much real physical activity we do.
- Some really fit guy wearing a gorgeous top came wandering down the stairs.
- Who is that guy? Oh he's so fit!
- I have got a girlfriend from college but I have recently been introduced to a really fit girl through a friend of mine.
- 2 2.1 to be fit
forsomething/somebodythis book is not fit for childrenser apropiado or apto paraalgo/alguienthis car is only fit for the scrapheapeste libro no es apto or apropiado para niñosa feast fit for a kingeste coche es pura chatarrafit for human consumptionun banquete digno de reyesto be fit to +apto para el consumo humano infinitivethis isn't fit to eat(harmful)esto no está en buenas condiciones(unappetizing)he's not fit to be a fatheresto está incomibleyou're not fit to be seenno es digno de ser padrethe school/prison/law is not fit for purposeestás impresentable2.2 (right, proper) (predicative) to see fit to +la escuela/cárcel/ley no es apto para su fin or no sirve para su fin infinitivehe did not see fit to reply to our letterto think fitni se dignó contestar a nuestra carta to+ infinitivedo as you think fitestimar conveniente + infinitivecreer apropiado + infinitivehaz lo que estimes conveniente or creas apropiadoExample sentences
- Between now and the next general election we have to persuade millions of people up and down the country that this Conservative party is fit for government.
- William Hague hopes to use this week's Conservative conference to prove he is fit for government.
- Neither of these men is stupid enough to believe that churches are fit to govern a secular society, unlike many of their junior colleagues.
- Many former stars say it is not a fit subject for the soap.
- But religion is a private matter, and thus not a fit subject for an inaugural address.
- It is not for the Speaker to judge whether it is fit and proper for a Minister to have access to official information.
- Under the Sale of Goods Act retailers must sell goods that are of a satisfactory quality, are accurately described on the packaging and are fit for their purpose.
- Mr. Saunders apparently thinks that the boat, as delivered, was fit for the purpose for which it was intended.
- I contacted a wine merchant in London and told him I wanted to buy some that would be fit for drinking in ten years time.
- 3 (ready)to be fit to +
infinitiveI felt fit to dropwe laughed fit to burst o bustme sentía a punto de caer agotadanos tronchamos or desternillamos de risaExample sentences
- Now just put on these boots and you're fit to go!
- Are you fit then to return to the lecture?
transitive verb -tt-
- 1 1.1 (Clothing)the dress/hat fits you perfectlythe jacket doesn't fit meel vestido/sombrero te queda perfecto1.2 (be right size, shape for)la chaqueta no me queda bien(hole/socket)the key doesn't fit the lockencajar en1.3 (correspond to) See examples: the reality doesn't fit your storyla llave no encaja en la cerradurathe punishment must fit the crimetu historia no concuerda or no se corresponde con la realidadel castigo debe ser acorde con el delitoExample sentences
- We have a large range of picture frames of all shapes and sizes to fit any photo, from a back yard snapshot to a professional portrait or even a personal artwork.
- Try shoes on both feet and buy the size that best fits the larger foot.
- A visible callus that forms on the feet is known as a corn and usually results from shoes that do not fit properly.
- 2 (install)(glazing)(carpet)he fitted the glass into the window frameI can't fit this lid oncolocó el cristal en el marco de la ventanahe fitted the two halves togetherno puedo colocar esta tapato fit somethingunió or encajó las dos mitades
withsomethinga kitchen fited with the latest appliances the car is fitted with leather upholsteryequipar algo conalgohe's been fitted with a pacemakerel coche está tapizado en cuerole han colocado or puesto un marcapasosExample sentences
- Each table is fitted with a grill for you to cook the deliciously marinated meat.
- Make sure you lock windows and doors, which should be fitted with security deadlocks
- She claims it was sheer luck that the blaze was caught in time, because her kitchen was not fitted with a smoke alarm.
- 3 3.1 (accommodate) See examples:to fit something
intosomethingwe can't fit everybody into one small roommeter algo enalgo3.2 (adjust) See examples:to fit somethingno podemos meter a todo el mundo en una habitación pequeña tosomethingwe must fit our policies to changed circumstancesadecuar algo aalgodebemos adecuar nuestros procedimientos a las nuevas circunstanciasExample sentences3.3 (make suitable) See examples:to fit somebody
- One of the most embarrassing moments in Deirdre's life was when she had to be fitted for protective clothing at work and they had to use two tape measures end to end to go round her.
- When you are fitted for your tuxedo a small deposit is usually required.
- The preparations for the engagement event consisted mostly of Marigold and her mother being fitted for gowns at the Earl's expense.
forsomething/ -ingher experience fits her for this jobcapacitar a alguien paraalgo/+ infinitivesu experiencia la capacita or la hace idónea para este trabajoExample sentences
- His freshness, his directness and his capacity for making connections with people both in person and on the television screen certainly fitted him for the task.
- He regarded his own intellectual gifts and cast of mind as properly fitting him for the task.
- His passion for lists, dates and details fits him well for this task.
- Drain the water and set the spears on a plate, and cut them to size so they can fit on top of the muffins without drooping over the sides too much.
- Cut the slices of bread to a size that will fit inside your soup bowls, and toast them until dark brown on both sides.
- Spar have come up with ingenious pocket Eco Bag which is a small, wallet size bag that fits neatly into a pocket or handbag so you're always armed and ready to shop.
intransitive verb -tt-
- 1.1 (Clothing)these shoes don't fitto make something fitestos zapatos no me quedan bienif the shoe o (British English) cap fits wear itajustar algo1.2 (be right size, shape)al que le caiga or venga el sayo que se lo ponga (Latin America)quien se pica ajos come (Spain)(lid/top)(key/peg)to make something fit1.3 (correspond) those scruffy jeans don't fit with your smart imagehacer ajustar/encajar algoit all fitsesos vaqueros asquerosos no van con tu imagen de hombre elegantetodo encajaExample sentences1.4 (be attached)
Example sentences1.5 (Medicine)she suddenly started to fit
- In some respects the description had fitted Naylor, while in others it did not.
- The descriptions the woman gave fitted those of the two girls Tessa had seen before.
- It was clear that none of the six men who claimed to be at the warehouse could possibly fit the police officer's description.
de repente le empezó a dar un ataque
- Adam, our installer, was fitting some other stuff and left to go on to another job whilst I changed 16 of the handles.
- If not, why didn't you call a local Sky Installation Engineer to fit your dish?
- So he came round, and we positioned it and fitted the great drive-belt.
- (of size, shape) (no plural) my new jacket is a good/bad fitI prefer a looser fitla chaqueta nueva me queda bien/malit's a tight fit (clothes)prefiero la ropa más holgada(in confined space) See examples: can we all get in? — it'll be a tight fites muy entallado(in time) See examples: we can still make our plane, but it'll be a tight fit¿cabemos todos? — vamos a estar muy apretadosaún podemos agarrar or (especially Spain) coger el avión, pero va a ser con el tiempo justo
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (have enough room) 1.2 (go) the battery fits in there
- to fit somebody out
- 1.1 (equip) (British English) to fit somebody up
- 1 (attack) fainting fit to give somebody a fit [colloquial]to have o throw a fit [colloquial]darle a alguien un soponcio [colloquial]I nearly had a fitdarle a alguien un ataque or un síncope [colloquial]casi me da un ataque or un síncope [colloquial]Example sentences
- Febrile convulsions are fits that sometimes happen in a child with a high temperature.
- If the child has a history of epilepsy, it can be difficult to tell the difference between febrile convulsions and epileptic fits.
- Alexandra has cerebral palsy, is confined to a wheelchair and suffers from frequent epileptic fits.
- 2 (short burst) See examples: a fit of coughinga fit of laughterun acceso de tosa fit of jealousy/rageun ataque de risaby o in fits and startsun acceso or arrebato or arranque de celos/irato have somebody in fits [colloquial]a los tropezonesa trancas y barrancaswe were in fitshacer partirse de risa a alguien [colloquial]nos estábamos muriendo de risa
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