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|past tense||fit or fitted|
|past participle||fit or fitted|
I don't think that box will fit.
The book is small enough to fit in your pocket.
I redesigned the chart so that it fit onto one page.
The cover fits neatly over the pipe.
Can we all fit around the table?
It is important that children's shoes fit correctly.
I like the suit, but the jacket doesn't fit me.
The dress fit her like a glove.
His writing did not fit into any traditional literary category.
Their policies do not fit with the ideal of democratic government.
Something in her story did not fit.
None of the candidates fits our criteria.
He fits the description of a man seen running away from the scene.
When you buy a new suit, you should be professionally fitted.
All the bridesmaids are being fitted for their dresses on Saturday.
Mr. Clayton was fitted with a hearing aid.
Some cars are fitted with hand controls for people with physical disabilities.
You can fit a bike rack to the rear of your car.
This is the American English definition of fit. View British English definition of fit.
very unpleasant or dirty
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