suit

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noun
1 set of clothes
ADJECTIVE
designer, elegant, immaculate, smart (esp. BrE), well-cut (esp. BrE), well-tailored (esp. AmE)
ill-fitting
best, good

He wore his one good suit to the interview.

expensive
tailored
double-breasted, single-breasted
one-piece, two-piece, three-piece
pinstripe, pinstriped
linen, seersucker (esp. AmE), tweed, wool, etc.
summer
business, dinner (BrE), dress, formal, lounge (BrE), morning, safari, zoot
pant (usually pantsuit) (AmE), trouser (BrE)
bathing, diving, swim (usually swimsuit), swimming (esp. AmE)
jogging (BrE), ski
leisure (AmE), shell (BrE), sweat (usually sweatsuit) (AmE)
warm-up (AmE)
biohazard, boiler (esp. BrE), hazmat (AmE), protective
flying, pressure
clown, gorilla
SUIT + NOUN
coat (AmE), jacket, pants (AmE), trousers (esp. BrE)
PREPOSITION
in a suit

Two men in suits came out of the hotel.

PHRASES
a suit and tie

They won't let you into the restaurant without a suit and tie.

a suit of armour/armor

The cavalry wore a suit of light armour/armor and carried a shield.

a suit of clothes (old-fashioned)

His parents had bought him a new suit of clothes for the occasion.

We bought the baby a couple of suits of clothes.

2 (also lawsuit) legal case
ADJECTIVE
civil (esp. AmE)
class-action (AmE)
paternity
antitrust, discrimination, libel, malpractice (all esp. AmE)
VERB + SUIT
bring, file

A suit has been filed against the company.

be involved in, pursue
drop

They have agreed to drop their suit against the Dutch company.

be faced with, face

The company now faces several suits over its failure to protect its employees.

defend

She plans to defend the suit vigorously.

win
lose
settle

The two companies have settled the suit.

dismiss
PREPOSITION
in a/the suit

They are seeking damages in a lawsuit.

suit against

a suit against her former husband

suit over

a suit over a disputed estate

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verb
ADVERB
admirably (esp. BrE), fine, well

Try out the various rackets to find out which one suits you best.

It would suit me fine if I never have to see them again.

down to the ground (BrE, informal), perfectly

This arrangement suited me perfectly.

Country life suits me down to the ground!

VERB + SUIT
seem to
adapt sth to, adjust sth to, be designed to, be tailored to

a shampoo designed to suit all hair types

PHRASES
especially suited, ideally suited, particularly suited, uniquely suited

a car that's ideally suited for urban living

Suit is used with these nouns as the object: ↑lifestyle, ↑mood, ↑need, ↑palate, ↑personality, ↑preference, ↑purpose, ↑requirement, ↑taste

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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