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To outfit or equip someone or something in a particular way. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fit" and "out." We fit out the children in their Easter finery for Mass. The local blacksmith fit him out for his journey.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
fit someone or something out (with something)
to provide or furnish someone or something with something. They fit out the campers with everything they needed. They fit them out for only $140.
fit someone or something out
(for something) to equip someone or something for something; to outfit someone or something for something. We are going to fit our boat out so we can live on it during a long cruise. We fit out the children in funny costumes for Halloween.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Also, fit up. Equip or supply what is needed, as in They promised to fit out the expedition free of charge. This expression, dating from the late 1600s, originally was confined to furnishing a ship or other vessel with supplies, repairs, and the like. By the 1720s it was being used more broadly, as it still is.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
To dress or decorate something or someone: We'll fit you out with an excellent suit for the party. The tailor fit out the entire bridal party yesterday.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.