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Dictionary Definition

fix

Noun

1 informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage" [syn: hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish]
2 something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug; "she needed a fix of chocolate"
3 the act of putting something in working order again [syn: repair, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation]
4 an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear; "collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"
5 a determination of the location of something; "he got a good fix on the target" [syn: localization, localisation, location, locating]

Verb

1 restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please" [syn: repair, mend, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on] [ant: break]
2 cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man" [syn: fasten, secure] [ant: unfasten]
3 decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters" [syn: specify, set, determine, limit]
4 prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please" [syn: cook, ready, make, prepare]
5 take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him" [syn: pay back, pay off, get]
6 set or place definitely; "Let's fix the date for the party!"
7 kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
8 make fixed, stable or stationary; "let's fix the picture to the frame" [syn: fixate]
9 make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disbilites are sterilized" [syn: sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise]
10 put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot" [syn: situate, posit, deposit]
11 make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill" [syn: prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From fixer, from fixe, from fixus.

Noun

  1. An instance of fixing.
  2. A difficult situation or dilemma.
  3. A serving of an addictive drug to an addict.
    "Just one fix!" -Alain Jourgensen

Translations

an instance of fixing
a difficult situation or dilemma
a serving of an addictive drug to an addict

Verb

  1. To mend or repair.
  2. To attach; to affix.
  3. To prepare.
    He fixed dinner for the kids.
  4. To make a contest, vote, or gamble unfair; to privilege one contestant, usually before the content happens.
  5. To make a business of getting paid to arrange immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion
  6. To render an animal (especially a pet) infertile.
  7. mathematics transitive To map (a point or subset) to itself.

Translations

to mend or repair
  • Finnish: korjata
  • French: réparer
  • Greek: διορθώνω
  • Irish: deisigh
  • Norwegian (bokmål): reparere
  • Norwegian (nynorsk): vøle
  • Portuguese: consertar
  • Swedish: fixa
to attach; to affix
  • Finnish: kiinnittää
to prepare
  • Finnish: valmistaa
to make a contest, vote, or gamble unfair
  • Finnish: sopia
to make a business of getting paid to arrange immunity for defendants
to render an animal infertile
to map (a point or subset) to itself

References

German

Adjective

  1. fixed
  2. quick
  3. smart

Synonyms

See also

Extensive Definition

Fix as a noun may refer to:
Fix as a verb, in addition to its regular senses of to repair and to prepare, may also refer to:
  • To predetermine the outcome of a sporting event by match fixing
  • To arrange immunity for defendants in their court cases by criminally tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion, especially as a business endeavor for profit
  • To sterilize an animal through spaying and neutering
  • For an organism to make a molecule biologically active (e.g. Nitrogen fixing)
Fixing may refer to:
  • Price fixing (economics), an agreement between business competitors to sell the same product or service at the same price.

See also

fix in German: Fix
fix in Italian: FIX
fix in Japanese: フィックス

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