What is the meaning of fix?

noun

  • Informal terms for a difficult situation.
    • usage: "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
  • Something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug.
    • usage: "she needed a fix of chocolate"
  • The act of putting something in working order again.
  • An exemption granted after influence (e. G., money) is brought to bear.
    • usage: "collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"
  • A determination of the place where something is.
    • usage: "he got a good fix on the target"

verb

  • Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken.
    • usage: "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
  • Cause to be firmly attached.
    • usage: "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
  • Decide upon or fix definitely.
    • usage: "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
  • Prepare for eating by applying heat.
    • usage: "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
  • Take vengeance on or get even.
    • usage: "We'll get them"; "That'll fix him good"; "This time I got him"
  • Set or place definitely.
    • usage: "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.
    • usage: "let's fix the picture to the frame"
  • Make infertile.
    • usage: "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"
  • Influence an event or its outcome by illegal means.
    • usage: "fix a race"
  • Put (something somewhere) firmly.
    • usage: "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot"
  • Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc.
    • usage: "Get the children ready for school"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
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APAWordNet. (2010). fix. Retrieved May 23, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/fix/definitions/1189510
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "fix" http://smartdefine.org/fix/definitions/1189510 (accessed May 23, 2017).
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