In consequence he determined to fit up a room for his own use.
Both should fit up tight to the brass when the bottom is in place.
You fit up a string-drawer, perhaps, with a fine assortment, and pride yourself upon its nice arrangement.
But it is so expensive to fit up a "Labour-Saving House," you object.
The pirate must have ransacked all his stores of silks and satins to fit up the room.
Every day a gang of us were taken ashore to fit up the standing rigging.
An aunt left her a place in New England, you know, which she means to fit up for a studio 27 sometime.
She contrived to fit up the baby's cradle for me against night.
"I should like to fit up the old house and live there," said Mrs. Webb.
Her mother and she contrived to fit up the baby's cradle for me against night.
1823, "the fitting of one thing to another," later (1831) "the way something fits." Originally "an adversary of equal power" (mid-13c.), obscure, possibly from Old English fitt "a conflict, a struggle" (see fit (n.2)).
"paroxysm, sudden attack" (as of anger), 1540s, probably via Middle English sense of "painful, exciting experience" (early 14c.), from Old English fitt "conflict, struggle," of uncertain origin, with no clear cognates outside English. Perhaps ultimately cognate with fit (n.1) on notion of "to meet." Phrase by fits and starts first attested 1610s.
part of a poem, Old English fitt, of unknown origin.
"suited to the circumstances, proper," mid-15c., of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle English noun fit "an adversary of equal power" (mid-13c.), which is perhaps connected to fit (n.1). Related: Fitter; fittest. Survival of the fittest (1867) coined by H. Spencer.
"be suitable," probably from early 15c.; "to be the right shape," 1580s, from fit (adj.). Related: Fitted; fitting. Fitted sheets is attested from 1963.
fit 1 (fĭt)
v. fit·ted or fit, fit·ted, fit·ting, fits
To be the proper size and shape. adj. fit·ter, fit·test
Physically sound; healthy. n.
The degree of precision with which surfaces are adjusted or adapted to each other in a machine, device, or collection of parts.
fit 2 (fĭt)
A seizure or a convulsion, especially one caused by epilepsy.
The sudden appearance of a symptom such as coughing or sneezing.