Fix - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fɪks|  American pronunciation of the word fix
Brit.  |fɪks|  British pronunciation of the word fix

noun

- informal terms for a difficult situation (syn: hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle)
he got into a terrible fix
- something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
she needed a fix of chocolate
- the act of putting something in working order again (syn: fixing, fixture, mend, mending, repair, reparation)
- an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear
collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers
- a determination of the place where something is (syn: localization, location)
he got a good fix on the target

verb

- restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken (syn: bushel, doctor, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on)
- cause to be firmly attached (syn: fasten, secure)
she fixed her gaze on the man
- decide upon or fix definitely (syn: define, determine, limit, set, specify)
fix the variables
- prepare for eating by applying heat (syn: cook, make, prepare, ready)
fix breakfast for the guests, please
- take vengeance on or get even (syn: get, pay back, pay off)
That'll fix him good!
- set or place definitely
Let's fix the date for the party!
- kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
- make fixed, stable or stationary (syn: fixate)
let's fix the picture to the frame
- make infertile (syn: sterilize, unsex)
- influence an event or its outcome by illegal means
fix a race
- put (something somewhere) firmly (syn: deposit, posit, situate)
fix your eyes on this spot
- make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc (syn: gear up, prepare, ready, set, set up)
I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

Extra examples

He fixed the fence last weekend.

I need to fix this dent in my car.

People expect the schools to fix whatever is wrong with their kids.

All tables on the ship will be fixed to the floor.

The table was fixed firmly to the floor.

The scarf was fixed in place with a pin.

They haven't yet fixed the date of their wedding.

They fixed the price at $10.

Investigators are still attempting to fix the exact time of the accident.

There's no easy fix to this problem.

The result was unexpected, and some people suspect a fix.

The workmen fixed the antenna to the roof of the house.

You'd better call someone to fix that leak.

Sarah fixed some food for us.

Let me fix you a drink.

Phrasal verbs

fix up  — find (something or someone) for

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: fix
he/she/it: fixes
present participle: fixing
past tense: fixed
past participle: fixed
noun
singular: fix
plural: fixes
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