Definition of Fits and starts

1. Noun. Repeated bursts of activity. "They worked in fits and starts"

Generic synonyms: Burst, Fit



Definition of Fits and starts

1. Noun. (idiomatic) Activity which is intermittent, variable in intensity, and prolonged by interruptions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fits And Starts

fitliest
fitly
fitment
fitments
fitna
fitnah
fitnas
fitness
fitness center
fitness centers
fitness model
fitness models
fitnesses
fitra
fits
fits and starts (current term)
fits the bill
fitt
fittable
fitte
fitted
fitted cap
fitted out
fitted out(p)
fitted sheet
fitted sheets
fittedness
fitter
fitters
fittes

Literary usage of Fits and starts

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sobriquets and Nicknames by Albert Romer Frey (1887)
"... ligible by fits and starts) than any Englishman, except, perhaps, Richard Baxter, who is said to have published three hundred and sixty-five plus one, ..."

2. A Military Dictionary: Or, Explaination of the Several Systems of Discipline by William Duane (1810)
"... &c. kept in without the raisins of these sorts |l by fits and starts, to be undecided in )our hall-moons, or uprn their taces. ..."

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