(North American English usually fitting, fit, fit except in the passive)
MAKE SUITABLE 7
~ somebody/something (for something)
(especially British English)
to make somebody/something suitable for a particular job:
[verb + noun phrase, verb + noun phrase to infinitive] His experience fitted him perfectly for the job; His experience fitted him to do the job.
— see also FITTED
Idiom(s) section. fit (somebody) like a glove to be the perfect size or shape for somebody — more at BILL noun, CAP noun, DESCRIPTION, FACE noun
Phrasal verb(s) section. fit somebody/something <-> in | fit somebody/something in/into something 1 to find time to see somebody or to do something: I’ll try and fit you in after lunch; I had to fit ten appointments into one morning. 2 to find or have enough space for somebody/something in a place: We can’t fit in any more chairs. fit in (with somebody/something) to live, work, et cetera in an easy and natural way with somebody/something: He’s never done this type of work before. I’m not sure how he’ll fit in with the other people; Where do I fit in?; Do these plans fit in with your arrangements? fit somebody/something <-> out/up (with something) to supply somebody/something with all the equipment, clothes, food, et cetera they need. Synonym - EQUIP: to fit out a ship before a long voyage; The room has been fitted out with a stove and a sink. fit somebody <-> up (for something) (British English, informal) to make it look as if somebody is guilty of a crime they have not committed Synonym - FRAME: I didn’t do it — I’ve been fitted up!