fit (one) for (something)

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fit (one) for (something)

1. To measure one's body for an article of clothing (to ensure that it will fit well). Don't worry, the seamstress is coming today to fit you for your dress.
2. To ideally prepare or equip one to do something. His time as a medic really fit him for a career as a trauma surgeon after his tour of duty.
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fit someone for something

 
1. to measure someone for something. I have to fit him for his tuxedo. I'll take his measurements and get to work on it. She was fitted for her gown in only one afternoon.
2. to prepare someone for something; to make someone suitable for some purpose or activity. His education did not fit him for working with children. Her temperament does not fit her for this kind of work.
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Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and a group of veterinary and medical professionals are hoping to use molds created from a dead turtle's flipper and custom fit one for Allison, who was found missing three of her own.
Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and a group of veterinary and medical professionals are hoping to use molds created from a dead turtle's flipper to custom fit one for Allison, who was found missing three of her own.