fix

fix
I UK [fɪks] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "fix":
present tense I/you/we/they fix he/she/it fixes present participle fixing past tense fixed past participle fixed
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1) to fasten something somewhere so that it cannot move

Andrew is fixing some shelves in the bedroom.

fix something to/onto/on something:

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 change

We have fixed our fees for the next three years.

fix something at something:

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 way
5) to dishonestly arrange something such as a game or election so that it has the result that someone wants
6) 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 drink

I'll fix dinner.

fix someone something:

Jackie fixed me a drink.

8)
a) to repair something

Jessica fixed my watch.

have/get something fixed:

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 photograph

The substance fixes the dye so it won't wash out.

Phrasal verbs:
II UK [fɪks] / US noun
Word forms "fix":
singular fix plural fixes
1) [countable] something that solves a problem or corrects a mistake
a 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 problem

I can get you out of this fix.

in a fix:

We're all in the same fix.

3) [singular] an amount of a drug that someone feels they need to take regularly
4) [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.

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