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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 ?
Tenez, voila le Capitaine Brunot ," said Tiare, one day when I was fitting together what she could tell me of Strickland.
When the pieces of Elyse's life stop fitting together, what's left?
This well-thought-out story collection enjoys a rich setting and tone, fitting together to form a full picture of a town.
It's called the Hexa Space and features eight seats that are, as the name suggests, hexagonally shaped, fitting together in the seating plan like a jigsaw puzzle.
Pipe clamps aid the fabricator to quickly align pipes together and customers using these tools overcome the need to have a second operator holding a flange or elbow against the pipe whilst the welder tries to accurately tack the pipework and fitting together.
In keeping with its dual image, the brands can be purchased together, the two bottles fitting together like pieces of a puzzle.
The author makes this claim: "By fitting together all the new' archaeological facts with the basic historical information that has been available ...
Because here we find all the critical subtlety of Ronicke's first video collages and her delicate way of fitting together our private lives and our collective history.
The poems work as pieces of the, each one fitting together to form a startling mosaic, a whole story of what happened in one town in Vermont in the 1920s when the Ku Klux Klan was organizing there (based on history).
It generates consistent, reliable readings, accurate to a thousandth of an inch, which enables the operator to tell if the parts of a die are fitting together properly.
Coincidentally, mathematical physicist Roger Penrose of the University of Oxford in England had been studying tillings -- ways of perfectly fitting together sets of geometric shapes to cover a flat surface -- that also showed a kind of fivefold symmetry.
Their acquisition of a Unigraphics software package has improved the ease and efficiency of machine design and assembly by replacing previously used 2-D drawings with 3-D, thereby enabling the visualisation and fitting together of machine parts on screen before manufacture.
Subtle manipulations of scale and perspective prevented the images from fitting together and made a mastering overview impossible (power).