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.
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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