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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Its beauty and simplicity consist in the interspacing of both, being a foot or more wide, which are interlaced, interlocked, fitted together, enchained enchased, interlined one upon another, and bite into each other in a manner that is truly firm and graceful."
He tried to imagine how they fitted together, and found the effort too great for his mind.
ZENA SAYS: The old pans were actually three separate pans - each shaped like a slice of cake with its own handle - which fitted together to fit on to one ring of your cooker.
Locked between the last row and the rear gallery wall stood the sculpture Lasciatemi vivere la mia vita (Let Me Live My Life), a reproduction of a Roman warrior from the Fondation Pierre Gianadda in Martigny--or rather, his sparse remains: one arm and a leg, fitted together by iron rods to reconstruct a human figure in the form of a cartoonlike modernist sculpture.
Lees' introduction and concluding chapter, in addition to situating his own position within broader historiographical debates, serve as reference maps for the reader, pointing out how concepts in different chapters can been fitted together. This choice of format is both a strength and a weakness of the book.
One thing that Walker likes to create is an "Art Noir splice," which is when mattes are hand spliced (cut and fitted together) to create one unique matte for the prints that are being framed.
Nottingham Trent University student Alister Wynn, 23, said his "eco- shoe" could be worn as a sandal, lightweight trainer or, when fitted together, a chunky walking boot.
Nottingham Trent university student Alister Wynn, 23, said his ``eco-shoe'' could be worn as a sandal, lightweight trainer or, when fitted together, a chunky walking boot.
This allows the layers to interlock like the bottoms of two egg cartons fitted together. In the honeycomb, however, one layer of material serves as the bottoms of two cells.
Marico's spiralling wooden staircase (fitted together without a central column) takes you up to the gallery where privacy takes a different form.
An eye-popping selection of those objects was on view this summer in "Everything Must Go," Shaw's Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center retrospective, which included his latest installment of the "Dream Objects" series, Teardrop-Shaped Room, 1999, an odd pastiche of strangely familiar images--Native Americans posing in traditional dress or in western wear, pulling the handles on slot machines--painted on cardboard half-tubes fitted together like a bamboo hut.
Somewhat later, Koji Miyazaki of Kobe University in Japan, working with assemblies of fat and skinny rhombohedral blocks, discovered that these assemblies could be stacked and fitted together to make perfect space-filling, three-dimensional structures -- examples of the three-dimensional analogs of Penrose tilings applied to architecture.
The roof is composed of two shells, each built up from precast concrete panels and fitted together like a Roman vault.
In contrast, according to the original quasicrystal model, quasicrystals have at least two different basic building blocks, or unit cells, fitted together so as to create a structure that is neither regular nor random.