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suit / traje
suit   [su:t]
A. -noun
1. (=clothing)   (for man)   traje (m),   terno (m) Latin America   (for woman)   traje (m) (de chaqueta)
·[three-piece]/[two-piece] suit
traje or Latin America terno de tres/dos piezas
·a rubber suit
·un traje de goma
a. suit of [armour] =   armadura (f)
b. suit of [clothes] =   conjunto (m)
2. also lawsuit   pleito (m)
a. to [bring] or [file] a suit (against somebody) =   entablar un pleito (contra somebody, someone)
b. [civil] suit =   pleito (m) civil
3. (Cards)   palo (m)
a. to [follow] suit   (in cards)   jugar una carta del mismo palo   (figurative)   seguir el ejemplo
b. modesty is not his strong or > long suit
(especially United States)   la modestia no es su fuerte
4. formal usage
(=petition)   peticiónoun (f)   literary   (for marriage)   peticiónoun (f) de mano
a. her parents gave me permission to [plead] or [press] my suit =   sus padres me dieron permiso para pedir su mano
5. *
(=business executive)   ejecutivo (m) / ejecutiva (f)
B. -transitive verb
1. (=look good on)
[clothes, shoes, hairstyle]   quedar bien a,   sentar bien a
·the coat suits you
·el abrigo te queda or te sienta bien
·choose earrings which suit the shape of your face
·elige pendientes que vayan bien con la forma de tu cara
2. (=be acceptable to, please)
2.1. [date, time, arrangement]   venir bien a,   convenir
·when would suit you?
·¿cuándo te viene bien or te conviene?
·I'll do it when it suits me
·lo haré cuando me venga bien or cuando me convenga
·I don't think a sedentary life would suit me
·no creo que la vida sedentaria sea para masculineí
·it suits him to work nights
·le viene or le va bien trabajar de noche
a. choose the method which suits you [best] =   elige el masculineétodo que te vaya mejor or que masculineánoun te convenga
b. it would suit us [better] to come back tomorrow =   nos vendría mejor or nos convendría masculineánoun volver mañana
·he found a life that suited him better
·encontró una forma de vida masculineánoun apropiada para él
c. that suits me [fine] =   eso me va bien or me conviene
·the climate suits me fine
·el clima me sienta bien
d. to suit something [to] something/somebody   formal usage   adaptar algo a algo/somebody, someone
e. to suit somebody down to the ground
[plan, situation]   venir de perlas a somebody, someone
[house, job]   ser perfecto para somebody, someone
2.2. (reflexive)
·I can come and go to suit myself
·puedo ir y venir como me convenga or plazca
·he has already arranged his life to suit himself
·ya ha organizado su vida como le conviene or place
·suit [yourself!]
·¡como quieras!
·suit yourself whether you do it or not
·hazlo o no segúnoun te parezca
C. -intransitive verb
(=be convenient)
·will tomorrow suit?
·¿te viene bien mañana?
·come whenever it suits
·ven cuando masculineánoun te convenga
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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