- I UK [fɪks] / US
Word forms "fix":
present tense I/you/we/they fix he/she/it fixes present participle fixing past tense fixed past participle fixed
1) to fasten something somewhere so that it cannot movefix something to/onto/on something:
Andrew is fixing some shelves in the bedroom.
Smoke detectors should be fixed to the ceiling.
She fixed hooks to the window frame.2)a) to make a decision about a price or amount and not allow it to changefix something at something:
We have fixed our fees for the next three years.
Interest rates have been fixed at 5%.b) to decide the date when something will happen
They fixed a meeting for next Friday at 9.
A delivery date has not yet been fixed.3) to arrange for something to happen
Can you fix it for me to meet the president?4) if you fix something in your mind, you always remember it or think of it in a particular way5) to dishonestly arrange something such as a game or election so that it has the result that someone wants6) informal used for saying angrily that you will punish someone or stop them from doing something
He thinks he's won but I'll fix him!7) mainly American to prepare food or drinkfix someone something:
I'll fix dinner.
Jackie fixed me a drink.8)a) to repair somethinghave/get something fixed:
Jessica fixed my watch.
I have to get my car fixed.b) informal to find a solution to a situation where things are not working well
Is it too late to fix their marriage?9) mainly American to arrange your hair or clothing so that you look nicer
How should I fix my hair?10) to use chemicals on something so that its colours do not change or disappear, for example on a photographPhrasal verbs:
The substance fixes the dye so it won't wash out.- fix on- fix up- fix with
II UK [fɪks] / US noun
Word forms "fix":
singular fix plural fixes1) [countable] something that solves a problem or corrects a mistakea quick fix (= a fast solution but one that is usually only temporary):
We need a long-term solution, not just a quick fix.2) [singular] informal a difficult situation or a big problemin a fix:
I can get you out of this fix.
We're all in the same fix.3) [singular] an amount of a drug that someone feels they need to take regularly4) [singular] a dishonest arrangement intended to produce a particular result
Everyone knows the contest was a fix.•
get/have a fix on something— to understand clearly what something is like
You need to make sure you've got a good fix on just how bad the problem is.
English dictionary. 2014.