1fit someone or something up, fit up someone or somethingProvide someone or something with the necessary equipment, clothes, or other items for a particular situation.
equip, provide, supply, furnish, rig out, outfit, accoutre, array, stock
- ‘the ship's been fitted up for fishing charters and sightseeing trips’
2fit someone up, fit up someoneinformal Incriminate someone by falsifying evidence against them.
falsely incriminate, entrap, fabricate charges against, fabricate evidence against
- ‘That was a really pathetic job of fitting someone up.’
- ‘Thus does the movie have its cake and eat it: the drama and glamour of real mob violence, plus the sentimental suggestion that our Charlie was fitted up.’
- ‘Your basic complaint is that they fitted you up for something you did not do.’
- ‘We need people who have the skills to smell out somebody who comes along to try to fit us up.’
- ‘The confessor's claims that Stuart had been fitted up shook the parochial world of late 1950s Australia, a country just waking up to the notion of civil rights.’