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fit together

1. Of two or more things, to be shaped in a way that allows them to physically connect. No, these two puzzle pieces don't fit together—pass me that piece near your hand.
2. To cause two or more things to fit together. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "fit" and "together." Nope, I had no luck fitting those two puzzle pieces together.
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fit something together

to put the parts of something together. First you have to fit the pieces together to see if they are all there. I think I can fit the parts of the model airplane together. Do you think you can fit together all the parts of the puzzle?
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fit together

[for things] to conform in shape to one another. All the pieces of the puzzle fit together. They really do. This nut and bolt just don't fit together.
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References in classic literature ?
I think the whole case fits together uncommonly well.
It all fits together. I don't think that I am a coward, Watson, but that sound seemed to freeze my very blood.
"The brand is synonymous with the one network, so it's a way of thinking that all this lot fits together.
We cannot just bring all the artists but if it fits together we will do it."
Public transport needs re-regulating so that it all fits together." Joanne Oliver SPORT: Remy faces wait until mid-September for debut "If he misses a match he has to play six extra matches at the end of the season - it's in his contract put there by the sponsors!" Ray Easom ENTERTAINMENT: "To everyone getting A Level results: good luck.
And understanding how our own solar system fits together is the first step toward understanding how others work.
"We think it's a great market, a great site, it fits together with what we do, which is building urban retail that provides goods and services to a community that doesn't have them and you just don't find six-acre development sites in Manhattan that often," said Richard Pesin, executive vice president for retail development with Forest City Ratner.
Learn about the circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems on one side, then flip the puzzle over to discover how the human skeleton all fits together.
"Seeing this," he said, "you can tell how it all fits together."
The Food Regulatory Atlas, covering every stage of the Food Chain shows how the main EU and UK food legislation fits together and identifies probable routes to the appropriate regulatory compliance and codes of practice.
"Every funding agency wants to know what your community strategy is to support a particular project, and we have to demonstrate how it all fits together within a growth mandate strategy and how it creates jobs," says Strapp.
A tessellation is a potentially endless repeating pattern, which fits together like puzzle pieces.
"Everything fits together" to suggest that the menstrual cycle helps trigger heart attacks among women with other risk factors, says Norman Chan of University College London.
The point of the dragonfly's terrible lip, the giant water bug, birdsong, or the beautiful dazzle and flash of sunlighted minnows, is not that it all fits together like clockwork--for it doesn't, particularly, not even inside the goldfish bowl--but that it all flows so freely wild, like the creek, that it all surges in such a free, fringed tangle.
How everything just fits together so neatly, with all those parts in working order.