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fit adj. (2 now only dial. exc. with ‘for’ or ‘to’)
1. of the right measure or size, well fitting Gent. IV. iv. 169, LLL. IV. i. 50 “One o' these maids' girdles for your waist should be fit,” All'sW. I. i. 114, Cym. IV. i. 2 “How fit his garments serve me!” ; fig. All'sW. II. ii. 21 “Will your answer serve fit to all questions?,” Ham. IV. v. 10, Lr. I. ii. 206 “All with me's meet that I can fashion fit.”
2. prepared, ready Meas. III. i. 268, Mer.V. V. i. 85 “fit for treasons,” Cor. I. iii. 48 “We are fit to bid her welcome,” Oth. III. iv. 165.
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