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I UK [suːt] / US [sut] verb [transitive]
Word forms "suit":
present tense I/you/we/they suit he/she/it suits present participle suiting past tense suited past participle suited
1) to be convenient or suitable for someone

The after-school programme suits the needs of most of the children.

It's important to find a form of exercise that suits your lifestyle.

I work part-time, which suits me fine.

2) if a style or something that you wear suits you, it makes you look good

Dark colours suit her best.

The new hairstyle really suits her.

Phrasal verbs:
II UK [suːt] / US [sut] noun [countable]
Word forms "suit":
singular suit plural suits
1)
a) a set of clothes made from the same cloth, usually a jacket with trousers or a skirt

Mitchell wore a suit and tie to the Christmas party.

a double-breasted/pin-striped suit

b) a type of clothing that you wear for a particular activity

a diving/jogging suit

2) a claim or complaint that someone makes in a court of law

an alimony suit

a libel/defamation/paternity suit

file/bring a suit (against):

The family filed a suit against the hospital for negligence.

3) one of four sets of playing cards that together make a pack. Clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades are the four suits.
4) informal someone who works in an office and wears a suit, especially a senior manager who you dislike because they think only about the financial aspects of a business
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