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    If I put on weight and my suit was tight, could I say that it needs to be size up or down to fit me?

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    Default Re: size up/down

    I've put on weight and my suit is too tight. I need to have it taken out.
    I've put on weight and my suit is now too tight. I need to have it altered.
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    Default Re: size up/down

    Can you please help me with the following defenitions?

    [+ obj] 1 : to make (something) a particular size
    ▪ The jeweler sized the ring (up/down) to fit her finger.

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    2 [usually passive] size something to change the size of something

    The fonts can be sized according to what effect you want.

    I don't seem to understand these definitions correctly. What context could I use them in?
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    Default Re: size up/down

    There isn't asimple answer. Some things can be "sized" (like a ring or a font) and some cannot. It might fit the dictionary definition, but it's not used that way. Or you may say "The car is sized to comfortably fit a family of six." But you wouldn't "up-size a suit."
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    If I were to design a table and needed to make it smaler, could I say that I need to size it down?

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