- 1 1.1 to get/keep fitponerse/mantenerse en formato be fit
forsomethingthe soldiers were passed fit for dutylos soldados fueron declarados aptos (para el servicio)I feel fit for anything todayhoy me siento capaz de cualquier cosato be fit to + infinitiveestar en condicionesthe doctor declared him fit to play/travel 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/somebodyser apropiado or aptothis book is not fit for children paraalgo/alguieneste libro no es apto or apropiado para niñosthis car is only fit for the scrapheapeste coche es pura chatarraa feast fit for a kingun banquete digno de reyesfit for human consumptionapto para el consumo humanoto be fit to + infinitivethis isn't fit to eat(harmful) esto no está en buenas condiciones(unappetizing) esto está incomiblehe's not fit to be a fatherno es digno de ser padreyou're not fit to be seenestás impresentablethe school/prison/law is not fit for purposela escuela/cárcel/ley no es apto para su fin or no sirve para su finExample sentences
Example sentences2.2 (right, proper) (predicative) to see fit to +
- 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.
- 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.
infinitivehe did not see fit to reply to our letterni se dignó contestar a nuestra cartato think fit to+ infinitiveestimar conveniente +do as you think fit infinitive
creer apropiado +
infinitivehaz lo que estimes conveniente or creas apropiadoExample sentences
- 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.
- 3 (ready)to be fit to +
infinitiveI felt fit to dropme sentía a punto de caer agotadawe laughed fit to burst o bustnos 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 perfectlyel vestido/sombrero te queda perfectothe jacket doesn't fit mela chaqueta no me queda bienExample sentences1.2 (be right size, shape for)
(hole/socket)the key doesn't fit the lock
- 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.
encajar enla llave no encaja en la cerraduraExample sentences1.3 (correspond to) the reality doesn't fit your story
tu historia no concuerda or no se corresponde con la realidadthe punishment must fit the crimeel castigo debe ser acorde con el delito
- 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.
- 2 (install)(glazing)
instalar(carpet)he fitted the glass into the window frame
colocarcolocó el cristal en el marco de la ventanaI can't fit this lid onno puedo colocar esta tapahe fitted the two halves togetherunió or encajó las dos mitadesto fit something
withsomethingequipar algoa kitchen fited with the latest appliances the car is fitted with leather upholstery conalgoel coche está tapizado en cuerohe's been fitted with a pacemakerle han colocado or puesto un marcapasosExample sentences
- 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.
- 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)to fit something
intosomethingmeter algowe can't fit everybody into one small room enalgono podemos meter a todo el mundo en una habitación pequeña3.2 (adjust)to fit something tosomethingadecuar algowe must fit our policies to changed circumstances aalgodebemos adecuar nuestros procedimientos a las nuevas circunstanciasExample sentences3.3 (make suitable)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/ -ingcapacitar a alguienher experience fits her for this job 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.
intransitive verb -tt-
- 1.1 (Clothing)these shoes don't fitestos zapatos no me quedan biento make something fitajustar algoif the shoe o (British English) cap fits wear ital que le caiga or venga el sayo que se lo ponga (Latin America)1.2 (be right size, shape)
quien se pica ajos come (Spain)(lid/top)
ajustar(key/peg)to make something fit
encajarhacer ajustar/encajar algo1.3 (correspond) those scruffy jeans don't fit with your smart imageesos vaqueros asquerosos no van con tu imagen de hombre eleganteit all fitstodo encajaExample sentences1.4 (be attached) 1.5 (Medicine)she suddenly started to fit
de repente le empezó a dar un ataque
- 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.
- (of size, shape) (no plural) my new jacket is a good/bad fitla chaqueta nueva me queda bien/malI prefer a looser fitprefiero la ropa más holgadait's a tight fit (clothes)es muy entallado(in confined space) can we all get in? — it'll be a tight fit¿cabemos todos? — vamos a estar muy apretados(in time) we can still make our plane, but it'll be a tight fitaún 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
la pila va allí1.3 (accord) to fit in
concordar or cuadrar or correspondersehis theory fits in with the statistical evidence
su teoría concuerda or cuadra or se corresponde con el resultado de la estadística1.4 (belong) she doesn't fit in here
esto no es para ellaI lived there for six years, but I never felt as if I fitted in
ella no encaja aquí
ella no encaja aquí
viví seis años allí pero nunca me sentí integradahe didn't fit in with the rest of the team
no encajó bien en el equipo1.5 (adjust, conform to)to fit in
no congenió con el resto del equipo
no congenió con el resto del equipo
tendrá que amoldarse a nuestros planes2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 2.1 (find space for) 2.2 (fix in place) 2.3 (find time for) I can fit you in at ten o'clock
puedo atenderla or hacerle un hueco a las diezshe hoped to fit in some sightseeing
esperaba tener un poco de tiempo para salir a conocer el lugarI don't know how you fit it all in
no sé cómo te las arreglas para encontrar tiempo para todo
nos equiparon con or de todo lo necesariothey'll fit you out with a new uniform
lo proveerán de uniforme nuevo
proveer a alguiento fit something up
podemos acondicionar el garaje para usarlo como estudio1.2
(aerial) (British English)1.3 (frame, incriminate) (British English) [slang]I've been fitted up!
me han hecho aparecer como el culpable
- 1 (attack) fainting fit to give somebody a fit [colloquial]darle a alguien un soponcio [colloquial]to have o throw a fit [colloquial]darle a alguien un ataque or un síncope [colloquial]I nearly had a fitcasi 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) a fit of coughingun acceso de tosa fit of laughterun ataque de risaa fit of jealousy/rageun acceso or arrebato or arranque de celos/iraby o in fits and startsa los tropezonesto have somebody in fits [colloquial]
a trancas y barrancashacer partirse de risa a alguien [colloquial]we were in fitsnos estábamos muriendo de risa
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