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 March 1, 2012 - Word of the Day: fit


Use the verb "fit" when describing how something conforms to the shape or the size of another thing:

  • That blouse doesn't fit her very well.
  • Those pants fit you.
  • How do your shoes fit?
  • Does this jacket look like it fits?
  • I don't think this fits.
  • These two pipes don't fit together.
  • It's hard to make these two pieces fit.
  • This location fits our business very well.

You can also use "fit" as a noun. In this case, the word can be used for many things other than clothing:

  • This job is a good fit for me.
  • They decided that the location wasn't a very good fit for their business.

If you use "fit" as an adjective, it means that a person is in good physical condition:

  • He's physically fit.
  • She feels fit.
  • The soldiers look fit and trim.

fitness He's not physically fit.


The idiom "fit in" is used to describe how people get along with each other within a group:

  • She fits in well with the other employees.
  • It sounds like you aren't fitting in very well with the other students in that class.
  • It's difficult to fit in with American society when you first move to the United States, but over time it becomes much easier.

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