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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUIT UP

The guide played it straight, told us exactly how to suit up.

All personnel are advised to suit up, strap down and hang on.

Told us we were about to pile into the station and for us to suit up and get out.

"Go below and suit up to go into the reaction chamber," he ordered.

Then some one was sought who would take the suit up, but no one was ready to do that.

Now Gunnar tells them the whole story of the suit up to that time.

Mr. Wilmarth went to Canada for that deliberate purpose, and urged his suit up to the very last day of Mr. St. Vincent's life.

James pulled the heavy folds of the suit up around Ross's body and held it while Ross extended his arms into the sleeve sections.

A light delivery truck stopped in the road and a young man carried a suit up to the house.

He said the judge had said he must take enough of our cattle and horses to pay all it had cost for the suit up in San Francisco.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "attendance at court, the company attending," also their livery or uniform, via Anglo-French siwte, from Old French suitte "attendance, act of following," from Gallo-Romance *sequita, fem. of *sequitus, from Latin secutus, past participle of sequi "to attend, follow" (see sequel).

Meaning "application to a court for justice, lawsuit" is first recorded early 15c. Meaning "set of clothes to be worn together" is attested from early 15c., from notion of the livery or uniform of court attendants. As a derisive term for "businessman," it dates from 1979. Meaning "set of playing cards bearing the same symbol" is first attested 1520s, also from the notion of livery. Hence, to follow suit (1670s), which is from card playing.

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