In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(healthy)en formasanoto get/keep fit — ponerse/mantenerse en forma
- to be fit for sth
- the soldiers were passed fit for duty — los soldados fueron declarados aptos (para el servicio)
- I feel fit for anything today — hoy me siento capaz de cualquier cosa
- to be fit to + inf — estar en condiciones de + inf
- the doctor declared him fit to play/travel — el médico estableció que estaba en condiciones de jugar/viajar
- The only way to get fit is to make exercise a regularly scheduled part of every week, even every day.
- He appreciates how fortunate he is to be fit and able to meet such a challenge.
- A healthy body is one that is strong, flexible and aerobically fit.
- Being as fit and healthy as possible maximises the chances of a healthy pregnancy.
- Would you like to become fit without the pounding and perspiration of an aerobic class or a gym?
- Football isn't just about committing yourself to training and being fit.
- The ecologically sound version of working out involves joining in with conservation work to get fit and help the environment at the same time.
- People who are physically fit are happier, healthier and more productive than those who are not.
- We think that we will get very fit by the years end.
- For me being physically fit is beneficial as it helps with my mental capacities when I'm driving.
- Dancing is great fun and a great way to keep fit during the winter months.
- Volunteers will need to be fit and will be able to make their own way to Tatton Park.
- You have to be fit to play competitively, and all younger players are competitive.
- But we can at least keep ourselves physically fit and healthy, capable of working tirelessly for ourselves and others.
- He is prone to being overweight, to having a dodgy knee, to not being able to stay fit for a full season.
- Research has shown that most of us regularly over-estimate how fit we are and how much real physical activity we do.
- The 13-mile run may still be three months away but participants are being urged to get in training now to ensure they are fit for the event.
- A Rossendale councillor has taken on a mammoth training regime to get fit for the ultimate challenge - a trek to Everest Base Camp.
- Being always on the move, they are a very fit and strong people.
- Whisper it, but some players on the circuit are even less fit than your average county cricketer.
1.2informal (good-looking)guapode buena pintabuen mozo Latin America
- Go and chat up her fit friend!
- Some really fit guy wearing a gorgeous top came wandering down the stairs.
- Who is that guy? Oh he's so fit!
- I have got a girlfriend from college but I have recently been introduced to a really fit girl through a friend of mine.
2.1(suitable)(conduct/person) adecuado(person/conduct) apropiadoto be fit for sth/sb — ser apropiado / apto para algo/algn
- this book is not fit for children — este libro no es apto / apropiado para niños
- this car is only fit for the scrapheap — este coche es pura chatarra
- fit for human consumption — apto para el consumo humano
- to be fit to + inf
- this isn't fit to eat — (unappetizing) esto está incomible
- he's not fit to be a father — no es digno de ser padre
- you're not fit to be seen — estás impresentable
- the school/prison/law is not fit for purpose — la escuela/cárcel/ley no es apto para su fin / no sirve para su fin
- Nothing can enter these kitchens that isn't deemed fit for human consumption.
- First, the food and drink had to be certified fit for human consumption.
- Between now and the next general election we have to persuade millions of people up and down the country that this Conservative party is fit for government.
- Under the Sale of Goods Act retailers must sell goods that are of a satisfactory quality, are accurately described on the packaging and are fit for their purpose.
- Perhaps the trauma of that August day, when he was forced to spend so many hours in an outfit not fit for any particular athletic activity was just too much for him.
- But does taking a certificate guarantee that someone will be fit for purpose?
- Even if he didn't betray his secret, he would never be deemed fit to return to work.
- Now, does Professor Collins believe that a professor at his university is fit for his job if the professor lies in his research?
- They spent at least another £7,000 making the launch watertight and fit for habitation.
- But up to 150 council workers based at the Fashion Corner council tax office were waiting to find out whether the building was fit for work.
- Regulations requiring that the houses be deemed fit for habitation have been waived so that they can move in.
- The Roadmen's cottages have been used for no more than rough storage for some years and would require considerable work before they were fit for habitation.
- A Member who no longer thinks his party is fit to govern should in conscience resign from that party, and the party should be able to expel him if he doesn't.
- He got in his van and drove, was clearly not in a fit state, and accepted now he made the wrong decision.
- He was quite useless here and the only thing he was fit for was to run things like Hampton Court entertainment… They will make rings round him.
- Luckily, the doctor in charge kept on giving her a chit that she was fit and able to work although she was not.
- Normally I do not drink at lunchtime because all I am fit for is a siesta; evening is a different matter < g >.
- Neither of these men is stupid enough to believe that churches are fit to govern a secular society, unlike many of their junior colleagues.
- And those who would seek to give us that kind of politics are very happy to indulge the patronising fantasies of those who think it is all we are fit for.
- That must go as far as not working excessive hours and being fit for the job they are doing at the time.
- However as long as the ship had lifeboats on board it was fit to travel.
- But brains from younger animals will still be considered fit for human consumption.
- It's right to question, as the Royal Gazette does today, whether such gross negligence means the Government is fit to govern.
- If we can persuade a few more to stay on rather then retire if they are fit and able to do the job, then that is a good thing.
- He says that the property is not fit for human habitation and is in serious disrepair.
- New aspects require policies to ensure that rail personnel are fit for duty and, in particular, that they are not impaired by drugs or alcohol.
- Meat which is not fit for consumption in the EU is now heading for South Africa.
- Vic representatives visited the Southern Cross shortly after Easter and found the first and second floors fit for habitation.
- He pronounced them fit for consumption, upon which we all fell to them hungrily.
- William Hague hopes to use this week's Conservative conference to prove he is fit for government.
- If he is deemed by the court to not be fit and proper to operate the pub then we would look at reopening with a new tenant.
- Mr. Saunders apparently thinks that the boat, as delivered, was fit for the purpose for which it was intended.
- The chancellor's upbeat pre-budget report hammered home the message that the economy will be fit to meet challenges from Asia and China.
- The van was fit for the purpose for which it was purchased.
- I contacted a wine merchant in London and told him I wanted to buy some that would be fit for drinking in ten years time.
- The Association executive have had talks with the club, who indicated that they will do their utmost to ensure the playing surface is fit for cricket to be played.
- Doctors will be regularly asked to demonstrate their competence, so that they are fit to practise throughout their lives.
- In attempting to limit the damage by lying about his own words, he has merely raised the most serious question of all: whether or not he is fit for public office.
- And after 10 weeks in hospital, numerous complications and surgery, he was fit enough to return home.
- Look at some of the buildings, run down and no longer fit for purpose.
2.2(right, proper)to see fit to + inf
- he did not see fit to reply to our letter — ni se dignó contestar a nuestra carta
- to think fit to + inf — estimar conveniente + inf
- do as you think fit — haz lo que estimes conveniente / creas apropiado
- While the results demonstrated an abundance of creativity in the audience, not all of the sculptures would be fit for public display!
- How could any Court of Review determine whether leave ought to be given or not without hearing and determining upon the hearing whether it was a fit case for an appeal?
- The concept of the early modern period also enabled an exploration of topics and subjects not previously thought fit for consideration in relation to the Renaissance.
- But religion is a private matter, and thus not a fit subject for an inaugural address.
- What objective criteria decide what is fit to print?
- Many former stars say it is not a fit subject for the soap.
- It is not for the Speaker to judge whether it is fit and proper for a Minister to have access to official information.
3(ready)to be fit to + inf
- I felt fit to drop — me sentía a punto de caer agotada
- Now just put on these boots and you're fit to go!
- Are you fit then to return to the lecture?
transitive verbfitted, fitting
1.1the dress/hat fits you perfectly — el vestido/sombrero te queda perfecto
- the jacket doesn't fit me — la chaqueta no me queda bien
- To preclude gloves from wrapping around the bar, you have to choose the size that fits you well - not too tight, loose, small or long - just the right size.
- The three-point adjustable strap adjusts to fit all heads and helmets.
- I find that a lot of professional clothing with a tailored look doesn't fit me well.
- The trousers were a little long in the leg but other than that the clothes fit fine.
- My jeans from Italy, for example, have no hope of fitting me any more.
- Forget about size when choosing clothes and choose something that fits well regardless of size and that's comfortable on you.
- It was also clear to me as the viewer that the equipment she was using was not sized to fit her.
- And just where did he think I was going to get something to fit a child that size?
- None of my size 10 clothes fitted me anymore, I was upset and became depressed just because my clothes size had gone up one level.
- Although many fire guards can be adjusted to fit a range of widths, check that the guard you buy is suitable for your style of fire and make sure that it is firmly secured.
- She looks sleek in a beige, almost flesh-tone, summer dress and a slightly darker cardigan that fits her like a sealskin.
- I looked around and grabbed a pair of trousers that actually fit me and a purple shirt, and also some undergarments.
- We have a large range of picture frames of all shapes and sizes to fit any photo, from a back yard snapshot to a professional portrait or even a personal artwork.
- Don't get yourself depressed searching for items of clothing that will fit you perfectly off the rack.
- You can look amazingly sexy in beautiful plus size dresses that actually fit you and flatter your figure.
- The crisp polo shirt and slacks fit him perfectly, setting off his muscular arms and blue eyes.
- Another approach is to take a shirt that fits you perfectly and determine the distance between the middle of its collar button to the far end of the buttonhole.
- Lydia wore her favorite blue dress, one from Maude's trunk, which Joscelyn had graciously altered to fit her.
- Try shoes on both feet and buy the size that best fits the larger foot.
- A visible callus that forms on the feet is known as a corn and usually results from shoes that do not fit properly.
1.2(be right size, shape for)(socket/hole) encajar enthe key doesn't fit the lock — la llave no encaja en la cerradura
- The first prototype is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
- The shape of the carton fits more conveniently into home freezers.
- Science doesn't usually fit neatly into categories of all good or all bad.
- Most of the eight Democratic candidates fit snugly into two categories.
- The slightly ovoid shape fits nicely in your hand.
- Cut the slices of bread to a size that will fit inside your soup bowls, and toast them until dark brown on both sides.
- Actually, most of the girls in the drama club fit into this category.
- The radio body fits nicely in a jersey pocket.
- Drain the water and set the spears on a plate, and cut them to size so they can fit on top of the muffins without drooping over the sides too much.
- Picking the strategy that best fits into your schedule will help you maintain optimum weed management.
- Amazingly, the hermit crab's body is asymmetrically twisted so that it fits snugly into the shape of the shell.
- Originally a pasty, it developed its characteristic shape to fit better into huntsmen's saddlebags.
- These planes are normally characterized by their diminutive size so as to fit comfortably in their user's small hands.
- Unlike other computers, PDAs are lightweight - designed to fit comfortably in a jacket pocket.
- Spar have come up with ingenious pocket Eco Bag which is a small, wallet size bag that fits neatly into a pocket or handbag so you're always armed and ready to shop.
1.3(correspond to)the reality doesn't fit your story — tu historia no concuerda / no se corresponde con la realidad
- the punishment must fit the crime — el castigo debe ser acorde con el delito
2(install)(shelf/lock/handle) poner British(shelf/lock/handle) colocar British(glazing) instalar(carpet) colocar(fanbelt/exhaust pipe) poner(fanbelt/exhaust pipe) colocarhe fitted the glass into the window frame — colocó el cristal en el marco de la ventana
- I can't fit this lid on — no puedo colocar esta tapa
- he fitted the two halves together — unió / encajó las dos mitades
- to fit sth with sth — equipar algo con algo
- a kitchen fitted with the latest appliances — una cocina equipada con los últimos electrodomésticos
- the car is fitted with leather upholstery — el coche está tapizado en cuero
- he's been fitted with a pacemaker — le han colocado / puesto un marcapasos
- The room is fitted with special low lighting and window blinds to allow fragile works to be displayed.
- If not, why didn't you call a local Sky Installation Engineer to fit your dish?
- She claims it was sheer luck that the blaze was caught in time, because her kitchen was not fitted with a smoke alarm.
- After a medical centre in West Bowling was targeted by vandals, fences were fitted out of the centre's own funds.
- The cars are all left hand drive and had not yet been fitted with tracking devices.
- Fire chiefs yesterday said that lives could have been saved if the house had been fitted with a smoke alarm.
- Each table is fitted with a grill for you to cook the deliciously marinated meat.
- Their front door was fitted with a Yale lock, two bolts and a security chain.
- A restraining net is fitted as standard, as is a decent luggage cover.
- The team can fit grab-rails on staircases and in doorways, fix defective carpets or floor coverings, remove trailing wires and generally reduce trip hazards.
- These could serve as additional bedrooms and there is plumbing in place to fit a shower room in one of them.
- So fitting sensors in the rear rooms of the house and in the hallway is often considered sufficient for the ground floor.
- The coach was fitted with lap belts but parents are concerned they are inadequate to protect children.
- The massive bike was fitted with a stereo and a foghorn to attract the maximum amount of attention.
- Police have fitted new locks on the windows and doors since the break-in.
- She called for all new properties to be fitted with meters so people were aware how much water they were using.
- Selby fire station has previously held car-seat open days, showing people how to properly fit child seats in cars.
- They pronounced the pipework ‘impeccably installed’, and recommended we fit an independent water supply.
- The airship will be fitted with cameras and infra-red equipment for night vision.
- The car was fitted with a roll cage and sports seats and drivers had to wear crash helmets and be strapped in.
- Her cot is fitted with a sleep monitor that sounds an alarm if her breathing stops.
- One Sunday our neighbour says could I please ask our landlord to fit draft excluders on our front door.
- The kitchen has been fitted with new equipment and furniture will be replaced throughout the pub.
- Inspectors will look at whether the correct equipment is being used, work platforms are properly installed and scaffolding is securely fitted.
- The café has been fitted with a new kitchen and outside seating with parasols.
- It is understood the vehicle used by the gang was also fitted with false number plates.
- Police are warning homeowners to fit strong locks on sheds and garages, cover windows with old curtains, install an expensive but noisy alarm and ensure that the household insurance policy covers the value of shed contents.
- With his help, she has transformed the one-bed house in Crawley, West Sussex, fitting a new bathroom, installing storage, laying flooring and doing plenty of rewiring.
- The announcement comes just a week after rail bosses responsible for redeveloping the railway station got round to fitting new clocks on the platforms, more than 18 months after the station revamp was completed.
- It is hoped the park will be fitted with floodlights and CCTV cameras for extra security.
- Adam, our installer, was fitting some other stuff and left to go on to another job whilst I changed 16 of the handles.
- The bag is fitted with a special alarm programmed to go off if someone reaches inside.
- Work began on Monday to fit a disabled lift, due to be installed in May but delayed because the Italian manufacturer wasn't able to supply it until recently.
- Power assisted steering, fitted as standard, makes manoeuvring the vehicle effortless.
- So he came round, and we positioned it and fitted the great drive-belt.
- Mr Sanderson said one of the most successful schemes helped the victims of burglary being targeted a second time by swiftly fitting new locks on doors and windows.
- A council spokesman said today there was no council policy of fitting child locks on windows in York, although it did fit locks on replacement windows as a crime prevention measure.
- Typically, a motorcycle may be fitted with a horn that would usually go on a jeep or a truck.
- Make sure you lock windows and doors, which should be fitted with security deadlocks
- The traffic car was fitted with child locks in the rear to prevent people escaping.
3.1(accommodate)to fit sth into sth — meter algo en algo
- we can't fit everybody into one small room — no podemos meter a todo el mundo en una habitación pequeña
3.2(adjust)to fit sth to sth — adecuar algo a algo
- we must fit our policies to changed circumstances — debemos adecuar nuestros procedimientos a las nuevas circunstancias
- The only scars from that 20-minute procedure are four barely visible dots around his head where he was fitted for a protective metal halo.
- Others may have looked at it and decided it was time he was fitted for one of those jackets with the long sleeves that tie round the back.
- The preparations for the engagement event consisted mostly of Marigold and her mother being fitted for gowns at the Earl's expense.
- Once I was fitted for my suit they told me it would be done by next week so I'd have enough time to qualify for the race.
- When you are fitted for your tuxedo a small deposit is usually required.
- One of the most embarrassing moments in Deirdre's life was when she had to be fitted for protective clothing at work and they had to use two tape measures end to end to go round her.
3.3(make suitable)to fit sb for sth/-ing — capacitar a algn para algo/+ inf
- her experience fits her for this job — su experiencia la capacita / la hace idónea para este trabajo
- I was playing the part of Polonius - a part my mature years obviously fitted me for.
- Dr Cherry's specialisation and experience fitted him ideally for involvement in the development of the project.
- His freshness, his directness and his capacity for making connections with people both in person and on the television screen certainly fitted him for the task.
- One biographer assumes that he was a boy of somewhat ordinary talents that would fit him only for the mercantile trade.
- His passion for lists, dates and details fits him well for this task.
- He regarded his own intellectual gifts and cast of mind as properly fitting him for the task.
4Clothingthe dressmaker will fit your dress — la modista te probará el vestido
- to fit sb for sth — tomarle medidas a algn para algo
intransitive verbfitted, fitting
1Clothingthese shoes don't fit — estos zapatos no me quedan bien
- to make sth fit — ajustar algo
2(be right size, shape)(lid/top) ajustar(peg/key) encajarto make sth fit — hacer ajustar/encajar algo
3(correspond)(facts/description) encajar(description/facts) cuadrarthose scruffy jeans don't fit with your smart image — esos vaqueros asquerosos no van con tu imagen de hombre elegante
- it all fits — todo encaja
- Canada's judges have moved boldly into the public policy arena, shaping laws to fit their own peculiar biases and ideologies.
- Ten minutes later there were a number of sightings close to the Brittons' home of a man fitting Mark Hobson's description.
- After a while, a newcomer walks in who perfectly fits the description of the spy her husband gave to her.
- However modern scholars claim that Newton sometimes adjusted his calculations to fit his theories.
- The Edmonton author, publisher, and former social worker has fit that description for at least 25 years.
- Fast, simple and delicious, these dishes can be adjusted to fit your schedule, grocery list and occasion.
- I certainly don't fit any of the ideals presented in the media.
- I learned that the job description was written to fit the individual whom the department wanted to hire.
- Unfortunately, no candidate perfectly fits this description.
- So if you fit any of these descriptions and are interested in auditioning, the producers would love to see you.
- She has adjusted her services to fit the customer's budget.
- He said: ‘It happened in the city centre and the man fits the same physical description.’
- Dewey observed that this model does not fit what we know about children.
- In some respects the description had fitted Naylor, while in others it did not.
- Take a volunteer position that fits your interest, and may even enhance your career goals.
- The descriptions the woman gave fitted those of the two girls Tessa had seen before.
- It was clear that none of the six men who claimed to be at the warehouse could possibly fit the police officer's description.
- We can and should form opinions about guilt or innocence in the same as we form other opinions, by choosing the position that best fits the available evidence.
- I haven't met anyone who fits the commonly held definition of sane.
- I'd seen her once or twice at school, and she fitted the description Travis gave me of her perfectly.
5Medicineshe suddenly started to fit — de repente le empezó a dar un ataque
1(of size, shape)my new jacket is a good/bad fit — la chaqueta nueva me queda bien/mal
- I prefer a looser fit — prefiero la ropa más holgada
- (clothes) it's a tight fit — es muy entallado
- (in confined space) can we all get in? — it'll be a tight fit — ¿cabemos todos? — vamos a estar muy apretados
- (in time) we can still make our plane, but it'll be a tight fit — aún podemos agarrar el avión, pero va a ser con el tiempo justo
1(attack)ataque masculinefainting fit — síncope masculine
- If the child has a history of epilepsy, it can be difficult to tell the difference between febrile convulsions and epileptic fits.
- Her sister, Lucy, suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy and is often treated in York Hospital for fits and chest infections.
- She cannot work as she now suffers frequent, violent epileptic fits.
- Kirstie has had epilepsy since she was 18 and until recently suffered daily epileptic fits.
- Concerned about the number of fits Slater was having, her doctor decided to operate to disconnect the right and left hemispheres of her brain.
- Julie Ann now suffers from daily fits and seizures.
- During this state one keeps on getting epileptic fits without regaining consciousness in between.
- At his parents' Flamborough home, his condition worsened, and he suffered several prolonged epileptic fits.
- It is believed he suffered a fit as he was watching a football match.
- Othello, told by Iago that Cassio has admitted sleeping with Desdemona, falls into a fit.
- Her ordeal began in November when she started having fits and convulsions despite no previous history of health problems.
- He collapsed and died suddenly after not suffering an epileptic fit for several years.
- Febrile convulsions are fits that sometimes happen in a child with a high temperature.
- His frequent fits result in painful injuries, and medication has failed to control the traumatic episodes.
- The problems began after the woman was admitted to a medical ward in a local hospital suffering from fits and nightmares.
- One prisoner suffered an epileptic fit, and all the others shouted for help.
- Alexandra has cerebral palsy, is confined to a wheelchair and suffers from frequent epileptic fits.
- His master and friends all said he was a clever, well-behaved boy, and had never been known to have fits, or walk in his sleep.
- If the child has fits, they may be prescribed anticonvulsant drugs.
- Always phone for an ambulance if a fit lasts longer than five minutes.
2(short burst)a fit of coughing — un acceso de tos
- a fit of laughter — un ataque de risa
- a fit of jealousy/rage — un acceso / arrebato / arranque de celos/ira
- to have sb in fits — hacer partirse de risa a algn
- we were in fits — nos estábamos muriendo de risa
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