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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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suitsuit1 /suːt, sjuːt $ suːt/ ●●● S2 W3 noun [countable]  1 businessman.jpg clothesDCC a set of clothes made of the same material, usually including a jacket with trousers or a skirt a grey lightweight suit a business suit a tweed suit She was wearing a black trouser suit. morning suit2 bathing/jogging etc suit3 lawSCL a problem or complaint that a person or company brings to a court of law to be settled syn lawsuit Johnson has filed suit against her. a civil suit4 office worker informal a man, especially a manager, who works in an office and who has to wear a suit when he is at work I bought myself a mobile phone and joined the other suits on the train to the City.5 cardsDGC one of the four types of cards in a set of playing cards6 somebody’s strong suit in your birthday suit at birthday(3), → follow suit at follow(14)
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suitAn author who does not register a copyright will not be able to maintain a suit against anyone who makes unauthorized copies.There is a range of 12 sizes, meaning there's a suit to accurately fit almost everyone.She wore a black suit for the interview.Bob was wearing a business suit.The restaurant seemed to be filled with men in grey suits.The Food Lion suit has been closely watched because hidden-camera reports have become a popular staple of network newsmagazine shows.The father's suit didn't fit.Sophiatown itself-erased by the brutal apparatchiks of apartheid in 1955-is as much the protagonist as the suit.He lay around all afternoon in his brown tweed suit, and even pulled a button off the jacket.Vince was dressed in a blue wool suit.filed suitMicrosoft Corp. has filed suit against a Houston computer manufacturer as part of a nationwide crackdown on software piracy.Larkin has filed suit against the corporation.Jackson never has filed suit seeking to establish paternity, Brokaw said.Her lawyer, C.. Fred Welensky of Boston, withdrew those when he filed suit.But it filed suit, it picketed, it gave food to the hungry.The bank said it discovered the wrongdoing last May and later filed suit against him.Stockholders filed suit against First National Entertainment in 1993, alleging that the company had misled them by issuing inflated revenue projections.
suitsuit2 ●●● S3 W3 verb [transitive]  1 CONVENIENTto be acceptable, suitable, or convenient for a particular person or in a particular situation Whatever your reason for borrowing, we have the loan that suits your needs. There’s a range of restaurants to suit all tastes. There are countryside walks to suit everyone. We have gifts to suit every pocket (=of all prices). Either steak or chicken would suit me fine. The climate there will suit you down to the ground (=suit you very well).suit something to something She had the ability to suit her performances to the audience.2 SUIT/LOOK GOOD TOGETHERclothes, colours etc that suit you make you look attractive That coat really suits Paul. Red suits you. Jill’s new hairstyle doesn’t really suit her. Grammar Suit is never passive in this meaning.3 best/well/ideally/perfectly etc suited to/for something4 suit yourself5 suit somebody’s bookCOLLOCATIONSnounssuit somebody's needs/requirementsThe building has been adapted to suit the needs of older people.suit somebody's tasteUsers can customize the home page to suit their personal tastes.suit somebody's purposeIt suited her purpose to let him believe the lie.suit somebody's moodYou can adjust the colour of the lighting to suit your mood.suit somebody's styleChoose a racket that suits your style of play.suit the circumstancesWhen writing emails, most people vary the style to suit the circumstances.suit the occasionI thought a simple black dress would suit the occasion.suit somebody's pocket (=cost as much as they feel they can pay)The choice is wide, with something to suit everyone's pocket.adverbssuit somebody wellOur new house suits us very well.suit somebody perfectlyThe arrangement suited me perfectly.suit somebody fine informal:Either Monday or Tuesday would suit me fine for our meeting.suit somebody down to the ground informal (=suit someone very well)Country life suits you down to the ground.
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suitDomestically, we were not badly suited.That dress would really suit Annie.Finding a time that suits everyone is going to be difficult.She had developed a voice, a linguistic style that suited her own experience.Steve was wearing a red silk shirt that didn't suit him at all.Labour is clearly unwilling to address that issue, and tailors its words to suit its audience.The weather here suits me fine.Do you think this colour suits me?This is a job that would suit someone with a lot of experience abroad.I have no ego problems with people using my ideas to suit their tastes.It seems that limited settings or subjects are particularly suited to the crime short story.That will give you total reliability and manners suited to the road.They found us a house close to the campus, which suited us very well.Which day would suit you best?Your hair suits you like that.It takes time to find a college that will suit your child's needs.Make sure you choose a computer that suits your needs.Drawing on our knowledge of the city we can tailor make all the arrangements to suit your particular requirements.suits ... needsIf the answer is yes, look at the various packages which are available and decide which one suits your needs.It was gratifying to hear that these firms find the certified route suits their training needs.You must take time to devise a scheme that suits your own needs.Find a chair that suits your needs and stick to it.Conté Carres gives a rich, dense black which suits my needs: I often use tissue paper to smudge the Conté.Having obtained this information the salesperson is in a position to sell the model which best suits the needs of the buyer.Choose the file-server that suits your needs - the CompuAdd 316s, 320s, 325, or 333t. 3.
From Longman Business Dictionarysuitsuit /suːt, sjuːtsuːt/ noun1[countable]LAW a case brought to a court of law by a private person or company, not by the police or government SYN LAWSUITMs. Sobel filed a suit, claiming sex discrimination.2[countable] a set of clothes made from the same material and including a JACKET (=short coat) and trousers or a skirt3[countable usually plural] informal someone such as a manager working for a company that produces books, advertisements, or films, and who has to wear a suit when they are at workHe looks more like a copywriter than an account managing ‘suit’. compare creative2
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it, theysuited
Present perfect
theyhave suited
ithas suited
Past perfect
it, theyhad suited
it, theywill suit
Future perfect
it, theywill have suited
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