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I. noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
an evening suit (=a formal suit that men wear to social events in the evening)
He put on a black evening suit.
bathing suit
body suit
boiler suit
business suit
cat suit
designer clothes/jeans/suits etc
jogging suit
lounge suit
match/suit sb's mood
The terrible weather matched her mood.
morning suit
paternity suit
sailor suit
shell suit
suit of armour
a knight wearing a suit of armour
suit sb’s requirements (=be suitable for someone in a particular situation)
You could design and build your own house to suit your requirements.
suit the convenience of
Services should be run to suit the convenience of the customer, not the staff.
suit the occasion
The table was decorated to suit the occasion.
suit...fine (=be very acceptable to me)
If I had a good job and my boyfriend stayed at home, that’d suit me fine.
suit/satisfy/appeal to sb’s tastes (=provide what someone likes)
We have music to suit every taste.
The magazine caters for all tastes.
suits...to a T
That dress suits you to a T.
sweat suit
swimming suit
tailor sth to meet/suit sb’s needs/requirements
The classes are tailored to suit learners’ needs.
three-piece suit
trouser suit
union suit
wet suit
zoot suit
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
ADJECTIVE
black
He was wearing black track suit bottoms, black white and yellow T-shirt and three-quarter length yellow coat.
Through the interface of the black carapace the suit plugged into his spine with nerve electrodes and into his motor nervous system.
You've arrived wearing a black suit with padded shoulders and a whole garden pinned to your lapel.
Every other man at the funeral was in a full black suit with a black tie.
His black suit, now tinged with green, was shiny at the elbows and knees.
But Tuesday night she appeared soft, relaxed and regal, even in a businesslike black pants suit.
blue
He wore a blue suit of safari cut, a non-military colour but a safari-suit none the less.
By now the cross-country vehicle had disgorged its complement of heavyweight occupants, also dressed in identical blue suits.
Mrs Lewington of Wokingham also described a middle-aged man in a blue suit.
Barbara is beside me in a fine blue suit.
He was flurried, middle-aged, but smartly dressed in a blue suit.
New husband Guy Ritchie looked on wearing a blue boiler suit and trainers.
I tell you, the man had his blue suit on.
brown
He had refused to buy any new clothes for the wedding but the brown suit had been brushed and pressed.
Five men in brown suits sat beside each other on a bench in front of the largest structure.
At this point, a large man in a brown three-piece suit ahead of me looked up from a sheaf of notes.
Uncle Art bending over, having a coughing fit, spilling coffee on his good brown suit.
His wattle throat sagged above his careful tie and clean brown suit.
He was dressed in a crumpled brown suit with a brown shirt and tie.
She was wearing a brown wool suit and hat, under which could be seen the ends of her curly bobbed hair.
civil
Only 42 civil suits resulted, with no verdicts in favor of the plaintiff.
Chester, Pennsylvania, paid $ 7 million in judgments in civil suits for police abuse in a period of eighteen months.
Canseco is now 6-0 in civil suits.
The guy could still walk, and we had filed a civil suit, for assault and battery.
The civil suit, which had sought $ 10 million in damages, ended in an undisclosed settlement on Tuesday, however.
Forsyth sued; but when the civil suit was finally argued, he lost.
Similarly, some justices bristled at the idea of using the Constitution to grant presidential immunity from civil suits.
Other defendants in the civil suit are Lend Lease Development Inc., which is coordinating the mall renovation.
dark
He was wearing a dark suit.
Gray, a prosperous-looking lawyer in his tasteful dark suits, asked for the presidential apology and brought the survivors to Washington.
With a smothered exclamation, she rested her face against the smooth material of his dark suit jacket.
A policeman, a thin man in a dark suit.
Connon, rather pale but perfectly composed, wearing a dark suit and a black tie, stood in the open doorway.
Although they were dressed formally in dark suits, both men were wearing heavy rubber boots in deference to winter.
He was photographed by Man Ray in a sharp, dark suit with a striped shirt and white collar.
Slender Wallace in the dark suit was very handsome.
good
He sagged inside his best grey suit, and his black armband looked like a bandage.
Uncle Art bending over, having a coughing fit, spilling coffee on his good brown suit.
He wore his best suit, a clean silk shirt and shaved extra close.
We dressed him in his best dark blue suit, light blue shirt and red tie.
Mum wore a pretty blue dress and Dad was wearing his best suit.
Alida Thorne wore her best suit, a straight-skirted mohair tweed in jewel green.
He wore his best suit which had been redeemed from the pawnbrokers and was freshly cleaned and pressed.
I remembered that sometimes men are decked out in their best suits with collars and ties.
gray
Ivanov clad in a maroon and gray jogging suit, was staring at a television.
Off they come, as does my gray suit, which is nothing special but seems strangely fraudulent here.
Citizen Oswald came to town wearing his dark tie, cashmere sweater and gray flannel suit.
Shirts in red, brilliant blue, bright yellow and orange were worn with navy and charcoal gray suits.
He was wearing an old raincoat over his usual gray suit, button-down shirt, and necktie.
Zhou had discarded his usual severe tunic for a gray Western business suit, and he meant business.
The image of Hong Kong was all business, gray suits, glass-walled towers.
grey
They were dressed in smart charcoal grey suits and had dark grey hair.
I put on a dark grey suit with a fine stripe, a grey woollen tie and a soft white shirt.
Then, at lunchtime, Mrs Thatcher met a group of the so-called men in grey suits.
Dressed in a smart, grey suit and black tie, the former Beatle looked very happy.
Urquhart had come straight from the office and was still wearing a grey suit with a red tie.
Tea is brought by a small furtive man in a grey safari suit.
Nor was she forced out by the men in grey suits - though intrigue played a major role.
One definitely has a grey suit underneath, and the other is probably the same.
new
Hire costs, or the price of a new, smart suit, should be built into your calculations.
This season we are on a planet and we have a new suit this season.
Walsh, bedecked with new suit and executive glasses, had pitched in with his usual aggressive style.
He looks trim and well turned out in a new dark suit.
I palmed the Olympus Trip into my overalls while pretending to tidy my sports bag and new suit.
So he went one year at Easter time and got himself all outfitted in a new suit and hat and topcoat.
Farrah was dressed in a new white romper suit with pink trimmings.
A few months later Corinne and Joe sent him a new suit for his birthday.
smart
They were dressed in smart charcoal grey suits and had dark grey hair.
A smart suit with cheap uncomfortable shoes generally reveals a man posing above his station.
Mrs or Mme Wyatt wore patent-leather shoes and a smart brownish suit with a gold brooch.
Hire costs, or the price of a new, smart suit, should be built into your calculations.
Dressed in a smart, grey suit and black tie, the former Beatle looked very happy.
A more continuing change has been the wearing of smarter suits by most males and of brighter colours by many ladies.
They go, in their smart suits and ties, back to the village.
She seldom wore the pretty dresses or smart suits that Scarlet bought her, preferring her rags.
strong
Perhaps the order of the destruction of Ixora's men was random; logic was not the doctor's strong suit.
You can see Jack s strong suit was menace.
Denial is not my strong suit.
Appetizers are the strong suit of the menu.
That, to me, is its strongest suit.
Dynamic range has never quite been the Cowboy Junkies' strong suit.
Education and health are alleged to be Labour's strongest suits.
At that stage, math is simply following steps and watching out for details, her strong suit.
white
She had taken off her waterproofs to reveal a white one-piece suit.
Inside the car were three dark men and a tall man in a white suit and straw hat.
The man was dressed in a white duck suit and a pale-blue silk shirt and a grey silk tie.
People nudged one another and nodded at this tall stranger, conspicuous in his limp white suit and dark shirt.
Yesterday he donned white suit and cowboy boots for the service while Lynn sported a white silk wedding gown.
He recently strolled to the office on size-14 wing-tip shoes, which smartly complemented his white suit.
Farrah was dressed in a new white romper suit with pink trimmings.
Honda provides comfortable two-piece white work suits for every associate from top to bottom.
NOUN
boiler
It may have been the way the exhaust pipe stained his boiler suit.
Overalls: Full bodied boiler suit style overalls are sufficient protection for most activities.
New husband Guy Ritchie looked on wearing a blue boiler suit and trainers.
Special Branch ... Two men in boiler suits emerged from inside the rear van.
One wears a blue boiler suit with a white logo.
Beneath the boiler suit Morpurgo wore a shirt and tie.
business
He wore a business suit which lacked the elegance of his chief, Howard.
Some are dressed in business suits.
He wore a charcoal-grey business suit, with a pristine white shirt and maroon silk tie.
The business suit and bedroom suite are nearly obsolete.
He hadn't even got a coat or overall to cover his business suit.
He wears excellently tailored business suits, buying six a year from the best shop on Michigan Avenue.
We would therefore have felt out of place wearing business suits.
George, tall, handsome, in a well-cut business suit, is staring adoringly into her eyes.
jacket
His dark hair had been trimmed and lay tidily against the high collar of the grey, swallow-tailed suit jacket.
With a smothered exclamation, she rested her face against the smooth material of his dark suit jacket.
Manion unbuttoned his suit jacket and moved out from the podium area.
Him: suit jacket, £680; striped shirt, £190.
He was ready, right down to the Cal button in his suit jacket.
Then his fingers fumbled to unfasten the small buttons of her suit jacket.
The bishop never took off his suit jacket or removed the glittering cuff links engraved with his episcopal shield.
linen
Was this really Guido standing before her, looking unbearably handsome in a pale linen suit?
He had arrived from Minneapolis in a linen suit and had a bad case of the trots.
I was dressed in a cream linen suit with a light grey silk blouse.
In a light cream linen suit, cream silk shirt and gold striped tie, he was alarmingly attractive.
I used to wear just shorts and shirt in the bush and needed to get a linen suit run up for tonight.
He was wearing a perfect linen suit and was the epitome of taste.
Isobel was laughing at something Edouard had just said; she was wearing a white linen suit, her green eyes sparkled.
Carmichael wears his beloved white linen suit, this time with a yellow sweatshirt.
pinstripe
Alternatively you could pick up a pinstripe suit from tried and trusted Marks &038; Spencer.
The effect is similar to dressing a tall man in a pinstripe suit - it simply accentuates the length!
Opposite page Black and yellow silk pinstripe suit, £970; mustard wool sweater, £477; both by Gianni Versace.
The commander sat in a pinstripe suit behind his desk, an island of teak in a sea of purple carpet.
safari
Tea is brought by a small furtive man in a grey safari suit.
The three cameramen, smiling at the camera for their picture, are wearing identical green safari suits.
She wore a safari suit and khaki hat perched on her slipping load of hair.
Amin was wearing an electric-blue safari suit with matching sombrero.
sailor
He was in his sailor suit, dressed for church.
He put on a sailor suit for real during a stint in the Navy.
Not from his cradle of course, since his sailor suit days.
Incredible deltoids, biceps, buttocks, and thighs outlined and simultaneously gripped by the tight cut of his sailor suit.
Lily, I've on my new sailor suit.
He still wears a sailor suit, the cowlick at his hairline gives his forelock a life of its own.
shell
The youths, aged about 15, dressed in brightly shell suits were riding mountain bikes.
The men are in shell suits and have moustaches.
Even the humble sparkler can cause horrific injuries when combined with a highly flammable shell suit.
Now we are considering our own Shell suit with a small logo on the front.
He was wearing a blue and yellow shell suit top and light, almost bleached jeans.
trouser
The see-through trouser suit she had designed herself had caused a sensation at Rachel Ansorge's party.
Rose was wearing a tulip-red trouser suit, diamond earrings and a large aquamarine ring.
The easy cut of this trouser suit makes it comfortable enough for office or weekend wear.
He would like her, in her trouser suit, blue and new, frilled collar and cuffs with lace.
The woman was in her mid-thirties, dressed in a black trouser suit and white sweater.
Sister Casualty off duty invariably wore a trouser suit, white shirt, and silk cravat in assorted colours.
By Jessica Mann I was wearing a trouser suit.
tweed
A little later, neatly dressed in tweed suit and cashmere jersey she climbed the stairs to Phoebe's flat.
He lay around all afternoon in his brown tweed suit, and even pulled a button off the jacket.
Behind the table sat a large three-piece tweed suit.
He was not in uniform, unusual for him, wore a tweed suit, white shirt and black tie.
In the opposite corner was a portly man in a baggy tweed suit.
But he stooped and appeared to shamble as he walked, chunky and untidy in his tweed suit.
She was a large lady, dressed in a tweed suit, with a pleasingly direct manner.
wool
Centre Pinstripe wool suit, £399, Daks at Simpsons.
She does not succeed in persuasively outing the Don Juan / Superman with his diabolical red beard and Jaeger wool suits.
As a result, the traditional party outfit of flamboyant cravat and tweed jacket has been replaced by the ninety-nine-pound wool suit.
She was wearing a brown wool suit and hat, under which could be seen the ends of her curly bobbed hair.
Right Pinstripe wool suit, £650, Burberry.
He is wearing a wrinkled black wool suit and vest.
Opposite page, right Wool suit £390, Jasper Conran.
She selected a £225 grey-green wool suit, £23 shirt and £20 silk tie.
VERB
bring
By the way, have you brought your bathing suit?
It was not the Human Rights Commission, but Adtranz, that brought suit.
But it is not a very good one, since it is available only until the moment that Titius brings suit.
The railroad brought suit in state court on interstate-commerce grounds and won.
He was supposedly making arrangements to bring his suit and his hair back to Los Angeles for this big game.
Mackenzie brought suit to try to prevent Toronto and London from taking power from Hydro.
Gobitis brought suit against the board of education and won his case in the Pennsylvania courts.
Cameron need a lawyer to bring a suit against the school board?
file
Aikens, who is black, has filed suit alleging she was discriminated against because of her age and race.
Microsoft Corp. has filed suit against a Houston computer manufacturer as part of a nationwide crackdown on software piracy.
They have filed a federal discrimination suit.
And so when a furor arose as the press began reporting on Teen Shuttle-like operations, advocates considered filing suit.
Other phone companies were stung by the sophisticated ring, but they have not filed suit.
The bank said it discovered the wrongdoing last May and later filed suit against him.
We had filed suit to pass judgment on Harvester.
follow
They had accepted it for what it was, and never bothered to probe deeper, and she had followed suit.
He argued that Salomon Brothers should follow suit.
The B &038; Q chain has already decided to do so, and Texas Homecare is likely to follow suit.
Time and again his thoughts would begin to drift, and soon thereafter his steps would follow suit.
If it then moves away it allows those behind to follow suit.
The federal court system already offers no discretionary challenges to potential jurors, and state courts could follow suit.
This pierces and derails the first two trailers, causing the following cars to follow suit.
The upper house is expected to follow suit in a vote scheduled for later today.
settle
Years later, they settled the suit, and Juan got his share -- a whole $ 1, 300.
High-tech advocates say that would force them to settle frivolous suits out of court rather than risk their personal fortunes.
The company was eventually forced to settle a costly shareholder suit.
Texaco settled a suit for $ 176 million last November.
wear
He was wearing a dark suit.
We would therefore have felt out of place wearing business suits.
Everyone wears a suit and tie to the table.
Rose was wearing a tulip-red trouser suit, diamond earrings and a large aquamarine ring.
She was wearing a brown wool suit and hat, under which could be seen the ends of her curly bobbed hair.
Still wearing the suit and not having any idea what the hell is going on.
I remember that she wore dark suits and talked slowly in a deep voice.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
empty suit
follow suit
When Allied Stores reduced their prices, other companies were forced to follow suit.
Almost all anthropologists have followed suit, speaking of primitive cultures as compared with the civilizations that more developed societies have evolved.
Alvin followed suit, but he had a few falls anyway as he went into one of his famous knee slides.
As Little Rock cashes in, other Arkansas towns are following suit.
Clothiers in Baintree and Barking followed suit and demanded the return of thrums from their weavers.
He had sold all his sheep and bought a truck, and was trying to convince others that they should follow suit.
Orkney Presbytery followed suit, stating their very grave misgivings about the procedures followed by Orkney Islands Council.
Other countries are preparing to follow suit.
The federal court system already offers no discretionary challenges to potential jurors, and state courts could follow suit.
ideally suited/placed/situated etc
It is ideally situated along a charming stretch of canal, near to the Waterlooplein.
Missing too are some of the ski mountaineering classics which are ideally suited to Nordic touring gear.
Researcher Robert Glover felt that Austin was ideally suited to launch a school-to-work effort.
The clearing banks were ideally placed.
The hawthorns are a greatly under-rated family and several are ideally suited for small gardens.
These skills need much greater emphasis in schools, and work-based learning is ideally suited to acquiring them.
This is another species ideally suited to the heated aquarium.
We have large quantities of plutonium already separated and in forms ideally suited for nuclear weapons.
in your birthday suit
Martin's threatened to turn up for the wedding in his birthday suit.
men in (grey) suits
An underground company that isn't dominated by the grey men in suits.
And so did the other half-dozen men in suits standing around, fingering the silky negligees.
Armies of worried men in suits stormed off the Lexington Avenue subway line and marched down the crooked pavements.
For the rest, we saw only tyrants, technology and men in suits.
Looking out, she saw men in suits getting into the medium-sized cars.
Nor was she forced out by the men in grey suits - though intrigue played a major role.
Then, at lunchtime, Mrs Thatcher met a group of the so-called men in grey suits.
When he asked for Hugh Sixsmith at the desk, two men in suits climbed quickly from their chairs.
pinstripe suit
Alternatively you could pick up a pinstripe suit from tried and trusted Marks & Spencer.
Opposite page Black and yellow silk pinstripe suit, £970; mustard wool sweater, £477; both by Gianni Versace.
The commander sat in a pinstripe suit behind his desk, an island of teak in a sea of purple carpet.
The effect is similar to dressing a tall man in a pinstripe suit - it simply accentuates the length!
power suit
Even today, most politicians rarely wear neckties, much less power suits.
Shoppers find an abundance of red power suits.
safari suit/jacket
Amin was wearing an electric-blue safari suit with matching sombrero.
In his Roos-Atkins collapsible hat and safari jacket, he might have stepped from the pages of Field and Stream.
She wore a safari suit and khaki hat perched on her slipping load of hair.
Tea is brought by a small furtive man in a grey safari suit.
The three cameramen, smiling at the camera for their picture, are wearing identical green safari suits.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Bob was wearing a business suit.
She wore a black suit for the interview.
The restaurant seemed to be filled with men in grey suits.
Vince was dressed in a blue wool suit.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
An author who does not register a copyright will not be able to maintain a suit against anyone who makes unauthorized copies.
He lay around all afternoon in his brown tweed suit, and even pulled a button off the jacket.
Sophiatown itself-erased by the brutal apparatchiks of apartheid in 1955-is as much the protagonist as the suit.
The father's suit didn't fit.
The Food Lion suit has been closely watched because hidden-camera reports have become a popular staple of network newsmagazine shows.
There is a range of 12 sizes, meaning there's a suit to accurately fit almost everyone.
II. verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
ADVERB
best
The mathematical singularity arises because the set of coordinates imposed everywhere is best suited to regions of small curvature.
And although many people claim that dictation is best suited for Perry Mason reruns, dictation does have some benefits.
What sort of person would be best suited?
They are not prescriptive and it is open to you to implement them in the way that best suits your firm.
There is some evidence that managements select those choices that best suit their ends.
However, this is purely a matter of experimentation and discovering what best suits your method of working.
The matrix approach is best suited for complex projects which require the simultaneous efforts of experts from several disciplines.
The power culture is therefore best suited to smaller organisations, where the leaders have direct communication with all employees. 2.
better
On-line mediation did not find much support-the respondents said the psychology of mediation was better suited to face-to-face discussions.
On any other label, this could be the recipe for lackluster recordings by players better suited for small groups.
On the whole, feminists throughout the period agreed that women were better suited by nature to home-related tasks than were men.
Two months later he received a promotion better suited to his talents.
I decided the bird was far better suited to the conditions than me.
Light and nimble, it was better suited to the terrain.
The system is a heavy user of both men and machines and so is probably better suited to contractors and larger farmers.
Nubby fabrics, for example, better suit a casual style, while smooth fabrics are more formal.
ideally
It's also ideally suited to photographers' assistants who want to progress.
Researcher Robert Glover felt that Austin was ideally suited to launch a school-to-work effort.
With its great lakes and long coast line, the continent was, it seemed, ideally suited to the flying boat.
We have large quantities of plutonium already separated and in forms ideally suited for nuclear weapons.
He loves the ground and is ideally suited by a testing two miles.
In short, he was ideally suited for long-distance sailing on an increasingly waterlogged bamboo raft.
The Meltemi will be ideally suited for the Angelina.
These skills need much greater emphasis in schools, and work-based learning is ideally suited to acquiring them.
more
Moreover, the arable land is more suited to collective as opposed to subsistence farming.
Few people are more suited to the task.
The general science courses may have been more suited but have proved less attractive.
The burly Contaldi looks more suited for flattening cornerbacks than roll casting with precision.
Other studies have shown the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary to be more suited to the needs of a text recognition system.
This tape is more suited to those with some yoga experience.
No other theme was more suited to bring this about.
I think it is definitely a prospect that you move here to Dallas with a new job, something more suited.
particularly
This payment structure is particularly suited to projects which generate a large capital sum on completion.
McGregor thought Amelia was particularly suited by temperament for scientific work because she had such a lively interest.
They are particularly suited to the assessment of Outcomes concerned with analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
It seems that limited settings or subjects are particularly suited to the crime short story.
A family-run hotel, the Sporting features many amenities which will particularly suit families on holiday.
It is particularly suited to fantasy cakes as it is easy to use and provides a soft, smooth surface.
perfectly
They are thus perfectly suited to the analysis of our beliefs about causal chains or sequences.
I used the bike extensively around London and it was perfectly suited to dealing the city's often poor roads.
Declan McGonagle has a background perfectly suited to his new post as director of the museum.
The heavy boughs and dark leaves of the copper beech that spread over the drive perfectly suited her mood of despair.
The role of Logan is perfectly suited to Kingsley's gifts for control and stillness.
She had the confidence to go for something outside her immediate experience, but which she was perfectly suited to.
well
Their gold band design on ivory, white, and black backgrounds is very well suited to living room areas.
Marty social services are simply not well suited to companies whose basic motive is profit.
Materials whose grain size distributions fall within the limits specified for zone 3 fine aggregates are well suited for certain tasks.
It is well suited to speech and pattern recognition applications, and makes neural networks an add-on technology to existing processing.
For this they were peculiarly well suited by reason of their durability, portability, uniformity and ease of recognition.
Messaging is well suited for both client-server and peer-to-peer computing models.
Its rectangular frame is well suited to beef production.
Nor did he seem well suited to the law.
NOUN
circumstances
Then you have to modify the base to suit particular circumstances.
While never forgetting that ultimate goal, he constantly shifted tactics to suit changing circumstances.
Many people take a part-time or lower-paid job because it suits their circumstances and is a good choice for them.
Therefore it was not possible for my Working Group to prescribe a single policy which would suit all circumstances.
You should decide exactly what is in them, to suit the circumstances of your own campaign.
For example: Obviously the times should be chosen to suit the circumstances.
It looked something like this: Want to be earning 30,000 a year, working flexible hours to suit your circumstances?
To the human eye horses use five distinctly different facial expressions to suit different circumstances.
convenience
Services should be run to suit the convenience of customers, not of staff.
job
It can be useful to ask yourself whether the profile that emerges is one that suits the job you are applying for.
I explained why I was suited to this job. 11.
As Mr Gorbachev's popularity wanes, the question of whether Mr Yeltsin is suited for such a job becomes more urgent.
mood
But it had suited her mood, too.
Sculptors after this give statues of women a new dress which better suits the changed mood.
She reread Howard's End, twice, it was so beautifully fatalistic, she said, it suited her present mood.
It suited Charles' melancholy mood well.
It doesn't suit the mood.
The physical privation of lying for hours on cold wood suited her mood.
With the paths so well marked it's easy to make up walks to suit your mood and fitness.
Willis Meals to suit every mood from self-service snacks to cafe society fare served in elegant luxury.
need
Your local Crime Prevention Officer can advise you on the best type to buy to suit your specific needs.
Most near-Earth asteroids follow trajectories that are much better suited to the needs of belt-bound Earthlings.
We are able to offer you a comprehensive letting and management service which was created to suit all needs.
If I were a free agent, those are the places I would go, a place best suited for my needs.
A concept, rather than a uniquely defined product, it will be implemented to suit customer's individual needs.
At Pollock Halls, the full-board menu includes some vegetarian dishes, though these might not suit the needs of all vegetarians.
occasion
The Pep Squad prudently supplies its members with canned responses to suit almost any occasion.
Each evening the menu reflects the theme with waiters wearing uniforms to suit the occasion and make each dinner a special experience.
Appendix A contains precedents which can be adapted to suit the occasion.
The series was moved to Cork from its usual four-year cycle to suit the occasion.
pocket
Hotels: Details of Croydon hotel rates to suit all pockets are available from the office.
The solutions encompass a wide range of options to suit all tastes and pockets.
Any reader wanting the right detector to suit his pocket and plenty of sound advice is welcome to give me a ring.
And tailor-made ... throw-away fashion that suits the pocket of the thrifty.
There are many choices of decking systems available, to suit all pockets, so shop around.
And the vast range in prices according to cabin, ensures that there is something to suit every pocket.
Eight local hotels, with a price range to suit all pockets, offer very attractive theatre packages.
As with most saints, his virtues are emulated and his homilies obeyed by his devotees only when it suits their pockets.
purpose
It must suit the purpose for which it is used.
The czars introduced constitutional guarantees, only to ignore them whenever it suited their purpose.
Hedges are an example of the readiness of ordinary people to bend the language to suit their purposes.
It is up to the practitioner to decide which stance is best suited to a particular purpose.
I prefer reverse-flow undergravel filtration and an Eheim 2215 would suit your purposes quite well.
On the high ground, the soldiers were shrouded in a heavy mist, suiting their purpose perfectly.
Now that he is gearing up for November, part of his strategy involves blurring the Contract to suit his purposes.
Herbaceous perennials suit my purposes admirably.
requirement
Investors can build a portfolio of zeros with staggered maturity dates to suit their requirements.
These days there are a range of sizes, specifications and prices to suit nearly every requirement.
Even to the extent of formulating new or repackaging existing products to suit specific requirements.
To meet these needs we have a wide range of plans which can be adapted to suit individual means and requirements.
Each Savoy bed is constructed from natural materials and can be specially made to suit individual requirements.
Drawing on our knowledge of the city we can tailor make all the arrangements to suit your particular requirements.
Accommodation is available on lease conditions to suit tenants' requirements and short-term lettings may be considered.
taste
Finishes range from a white polyester-coat stove-enamelled finish to chrome, brass and gold plate - to suit all tastes and purses.
The following version can be adapted to suit your tastes.
The solutions encompass a wide range of options to suit all tastes and pockets.
I have no ego problems with people using my ideas to suit their tastes.
Hotels and how we grade them Enterprise has a huge range of hotels with something to suit all tastes and budgets.
The magazine carries a series of articles to suit all tastes and is excellent value at just £1.
Given the vast range of options HyperDisk supports, it should suit everyone's tastes.
This inexperience appears to be their only real drawback, but obviously the style of architecture did not suit Hope's taste.
type
Most hair care worries can be sorted out by changing your basic routine or using products to suit your hair type.
Different types of behaviour are suited to different types of measurement.
In that practice you will discover different ways of obtaining the information to suit the different types of cases.
Designed to suit all skin types, for use with or without the sun, during sun exposure, and after sun.
No less than five pages are about different services to suit all types of hearing loss.
There are distinctive styles and finishes to suit all types of houses and all budgets - prices range from £5,000-£50,000.
Choosing shampoo Look for a formula to suit your hair type.
Together with the multi-grain loaves, there are breads to suit every type of meal.
VERB
adapt
Indoors, there are many ways in which you can adapt your environment to suit the needs of your pets.
The following version can be adapted to suit your tastes.
To meet these needs we have a wide range of plans which can be adapted to suit individual means and requirements.
You must adapt to suit the environment - the environment can't change just for you!
Developed in response to customer demands, the process is currently being adapted to suit individual industrial needs.
Unconsciously, we adapted our routine to suit the new conditions.
The details of the cakes can of course be adapted to suit your own inclinations, ability and time available.
Appendix A contains precedents which can be adapted to suit the occasion.
change
Scientists and politicians are not going to change their language to suit the alleged capacities of pupils in schools.
An organism adapts to another when it changes itself to suit the latter.
Beginning at the point of need does not imply changing the gospel to suit the situation.
Their meanings change continually to suit the circumstances in which they are used.
Each slide can have a sound event associated with it, so you can change the sounds to suit the mood.
He was little affected by the Civil War, changing sides when it suited him.
Show Results - Shows results for a particular week or team - again, can be changed to suit yourself.
choose
For example: Obviously the times should be chosen to suit the circumstances.
We have seen that a consumer chooses the variety that suits him best, given prices of available varieties.
Was it chosen to suit your weight and with comfort in mind, or did you just like the look of it?
There are several top manufacturers' heat generators to choose from, to suit different sized homes.
Different lengths of pipe can be chosen to suit varying lengths of cane.
He seemed to choose hymns that suited the weather.
Women should be free to choose what suits them - and their families - best.
I choose my assignments to suit myself.
find
It is best just to find a racket that suits your game.
Now he has found a life that suits him.
Briggs found this approach suited his work perfectly.
There is enough choice nowadays for those who prefer a different taste to find one that does suit them.
If necessary, try out one or more methods until you find the one that suits you and your partner best.
There is so much to see and do; everyone will find something that suits them.
Try them all to find the one that suits your palate best.
The following will all come in useful but with experience you may find alternatives that suit you better.
seem
Kirov sorted through the photographs, choosing two or three which seemed to most suit his purpose.
These forlorn survivors seem badly suited to a world which has gone on without them.
With its great lakes and long coast line, the continent was, it seemed, ideally suited to the flying boat.
In that respect, she and Tiffany seemed suited for each other.
The geography of Boiotia might to a shallow observer seem to suit her for naval hegemony.
All the things that were expected seemed to suit me for a while.
She didn't seem to suit the fat tummy and at the end, she just looked awful.
Plus the Warriors' new fast-paced offense hardly seems suited for the plodding Marshall.
tailor
They now had the means to tailor curricula to suit what they perceived to be the abilities and interests of individual children.
His commands are absolute; no man may tailor them to suit his fancy.
Obtaining information about divorce should always be voluntary and should be tailored to suit the individual's own requirements'.
It enables us to tailor our solutions to suit the needs of different places.
It was inflexible, refusing to allow its members to tailor policies to suit their individual needs.
Not lies, the truth - albeit cut and tailored to suit my own purposes.
These options can be tailored to suit if you find they aren't easily remembered or clash with some other option.
Popular nursing mythologies are demystified and explained and advice given on tailoring re-entry preparation to suit individual learning needs.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
empty suit
ideally suited/placed/situated etc
It is ideally situated along a charming stretch of canal, near to the Waterlooplein.
Missing too are some of the ski mountaineering classics which are ideally suited to Nordic touring gear.
Researcher Robert Glover felt that Austin was ideally suited to launch a school-to-work effort.
The clearing banks were ideally placed.
The hawthorns are a greatly under-rated family and several are ideally suited for small gardens.
These skills need much greater emphasis in schools, and work-based learning is ideally suited to acquiring them.
This is another species ideally suited to the heated aquarium.
We have large quantities of plutonium already separated and in forms ideally suited for nuclear weapons.
in your birthday suit
Martin's threatened to turn up for the wedding in his birthday suit.
men in (grey) suits
An underground company that isn't dominated by the grey men in suits.
And so did the other half-dozen men in suits standing around, fingering the silky negligees.
Armies of worried men in suits stormed off the Lexington Avenue subway line and marched down the crooked pavements.
For the rest, we saw only tyrants, technology and men in suits.
Looking out, she saw men in suits getting into the medium-sized cars.
Nor was she forced out by the men in grey suits - though intrigue played a major role.
Then, at lunchtime, Mrs Thatcher met a group of the so-called men in grey suits.
When he asked for Hugh Sixsmith at the desk, two men in suits climbed quickly from their chairs.
pinstripe suit
Alternatively you could pick up a pinstripe suit from tried and trusted Marks & Spencer.
Opposite page Black and yellow silk pinstripe suit, £970; mustard wool sweater, £477; both by Gianni Versace.
The commander sat in a pinstripe suit behind his desk, an island of teak in a sea of purple carpet.
The effect is similar to dressing a tall man in a pinstripe suit - it simply accentuates the length!
power suit
Even today, most politicians rarely wear neckties, much less power suits.
Shoppers find an abundance of red power suits.
safari suit/jacket
Amin was wearing an electric-blue safari suit with matching sombrero.
In his Roos-Atkins collapsible hat and safari jacket, he might have stepped from the pages of Field and Stream.
She wore a safari suit and khaki hat perched on her slipping load of hair.
Tea is brought by a small furtive man in a grey safari suit.
The three cameramen, smiling at the camera for their picture, are wearing identical green safari suits.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Do you think this colour suits me?
Finding a time that suits everyone is going to be difficult.
It takes time to find a college that will suit your child's needs.
Make sure you choose a computer that suits your needs.
Steve was wearing a red silk shirt that didn't suit him at all.
That dress would really suit Annie.
The weather here suits me fine.
They found us a house close to the campus, which suited us very well.
This is a job that would suit someone with a lot of experience abroad.
Which day would suit you best?
Your hair suits you like that.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
Domestically, we were not badly suited.
Drawing on our knowledge of the city we can tailor make all the arrangements to suit your particular requirements.
I have no ego problems with people using my ideas to suit their tastes.
It seems that limited settings or subjects are particularly suited to the crime short story.
Labour is clearly unwilling to address that issue, and tailors its words to suit its audience.
She had developed a voice, a linguistic style that suited her own experience.
That will give you total reliability and manners suited to the road.

suit

I. suit1 S2 W3 /suːt, sjuːt $ suːt/ noun [COUNTABLE]
[date : 1200-1300; Language : Old French; Origin : siute 'act of following, group of helpers', from Vulgar Latin sequita, from sequere; ⇨ sue]
1. CLOTHES a set of clothes made of the same material, usually including a jacket with trousers or a skirt:
  ▪ a grey lightweight suit
  ▪ a business suit
  ▪ a tweed suit
  ▪ She was wearing a black trouser suit. ⇨ morning suit

2. bathing/jogging etc suit
a piece of clothing or a set of clothes used for swimming, running etc ⇨ boiler suit, shell suit, sweat suit, tracksuit, wet suit

3. LAW a problem or complaint that a person or company brings to a court of law to be settled SYN lawsuit:
  ▪ Johnson has filed suit against her.
  ▪ a civil suit

4. OFFICE WORKER informal a man, especially a manager, who works in an office and who has to wear a suit when he is at work:
  ▪ I bought myself a mobile phone and joined the other suits on the train to the City.

5. CARDS one of the four types of cards in a set of playing cards

6. sb’s strong suit
something that you are good at:
  ▪ Sympathy is not Jack’s strong suit.
in your birthday suit at birthday(3), ⇨ follow suit at follow(14)

II. suit2 S3 W3 verb [TRANSITIVE]
1. to be acceptable, suitable, or convenient for a particular person or in a particular situation:
  ▪ Whatever your reason for borrowing, we have the loan that suits your needs.
  ▪ There’s a range of restaurants to suit all tastes.
  ▪ There are countryside walks to suit everyone.
  ▪ We have gifts to suit every pocket (=of all prices).
  ▪ Either steak or chicken would suit me fine.
  ▪ The climate there will suit you down to the ground (=suit you very well).
suit something to something
  ▪ She had the ability to suit her performances to the audience.

2. [NOT IN PASSIVE]
clothes, colours etc that suit you make you look attractive:
  ▪ That coat really suits Paul.
  ▪ Red suits you.
  ▪ Jill’s new hairstyle doesn’t really suit her.

3. best/well/ideally/perfectly etc suited to/for something
to have the right qualities to do something:
  ▪ The activity holidays on offer are really best suited to groups.
  ▪ land well suited for agriculture
  ▪ the candidate most ideally suited to doing the job

4. suit yourself
spoken used to tell someone they can do whatever they want to, even though it annoys you or you think they are not doing the right thing:
  ▪ ‘Mind if I sit here?’ he said gently. ‘Suit yourself.’

5. suit sb’s book
British English informal to fit well into someone’s plans
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COLLOCATIONS
nouns
suit somebody's needs/requirements
  ▪ The building has been adapted to suit the needs of older people.
suit somebody's taste
  ▪ Users can customize the home page to suit their personal tastes.
suit somebody's purpose
  ▪ It suited her purpose to let him believe the lie.
suit somebody's mood
  ▪ You can adjust the colour of the lighting to suit your mood.
suit somebody's style
  ▪ Choose a racket that suits your style of play.
suit the circumstances
  ▪ When writing emails, most people vary the style to suit the circumstances.
suit the occasion
  ▪ I thought a simple black dress would suit the occasion.
suit somebody's pocket (=cost as much as they feel they can pay)
  ▪ The choice is wide, with something to suit everyone's pocket.
adverbs
suit somebody well
  ▪ Our new house suits us very well.
suit somebody perfectly
  ▪ The arrangement suited me perfectly.
suit somebody fine informal:
  ▪ Either Monday or Tuesday would suit me fine for our meeting.
suit somebody down to the ground informal (=suit someone very well)
  ▪ Country life suits you down to the ground.

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