WOTW: suit

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triplo word of the week - suit


今週の #WOTW は「suit」です。’Suit’ is a verb and a noun. We’ll have a look at the noun first, but keep on reading for the verb, one phrasal verb, and a couple of interesting idioms!


As a noun:


- I am required to wear a suit at work. (a jacket and trousers or skirt that are made of the same material)

- I forgot my swimming suit. Can I swim in my pants? (a set of clothes to be worn in particular situations or for particular activities)

- He brought a paternity suit against the King of Spain. (a problem presented in court by a particular person or organisation, not public office, in order to gain a legal decision on something)

- Hearts, clubs, diamonds, and spades are the four suits in a deck of cards. (the type of card in a set)

- Suits don’t really care about subordinates. (a person, in this case persons, in a position of power.)


Now, the verb:


- This weather doesn’t really suit me. (to be right for a particular person)

- I like your jacket. That colour really suits you. (of a colour or clothing item when it makes a person look more attractive)

- Sorry, 5 o’clock doesn’t suit me. How about 7? (to be convenient for someone)


A phrasal verb can be built with the preposition ‘up’, and it means to prepare to take part in something, usually a sport, by putting on a uniform.


- He quickly suited up and jumped onto the pitch when they told him they needed one more player.


Now, let’s have a look at a couple of idioms:


- [suit yourself!] I’m telling you it is not a good idea but, go on, suit yourself! (an expression to humorously of angrily say ‘do what you want’.)

- [suit somebody (right) down to the ground] Fruit for hiking suits me right down to the ground. (to suit perfectly, usually because of convenience)


発音は /suːt/ とか/sjuːt/です。音節は1つで、最後に「O」の音はありません。また来週!