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noun fit pronunciation in American English /fɪt/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a strong sudden physical reaction you cannot control, for example coughing or laughing
    fits of laughter: Everyone collapsed in fits of laughter.
    a coughing/sneezing fit: When his sneezing fit was over, Milton resumed lecturing.
    1. a.
      a sudden strong emotion that you cannot control
      a fit of rage/jealousy/panic: She smashed the plate in a fit of rage.
      fit of depression: He often suffers from fits of depression.
  2. 3
    [singular] used for saying whether something is the right size and shape for someone or something
    When buying a backpack, it is important to get a good fit.
    You can adjust the width of the boot to get a better fit.
    a tight fit: The sofa will go in here, but it’s a tight fit.
  3. 4
    [countable/uncountable] used for saying whether people or things are similar to each other or are appropriate for each other
    fit between: There was a good fit between the managers’ goals and the staff.


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