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Verb: fix  fiks
  1. Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
    "She fixed her TV set";
    - repair, mend, bushel [US], doctor [informal], furbish up, restore, touch on
  2. Cause to be firmly attached
    "she fixed her gaze on the man";
    - fasten, secure
  3. Decide upon definitely; give a value
    "fix the variables";
    - specify, set, determine, define, limit
  4. [informal] (of food) combine or process (e.g. heat) to make ready for eating
    "fix breakfast for the guests, please";
    - cook, ready, make, prepare
  5. [informal] Take vengeance on or get even
    "That'll fix him good!";
    - pay back, pay off, get
  6. Set or place definitely
    "Let's fix the date for the party!"
  7. (cytology) 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";
    - fixate
  9. Make infertile
    "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are fixed";
    - sterilize, sterilise [Brit], desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise [Brit]
  10. [informal] Influence an event or its outcome by illegal means
    "fix a race"
  11. Put (something somewhere) firmly
    "fix your eyes on this spot";
    - situate, posit, deposit
  12. Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill";
    - prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
  13. To be about to do something
Noun: fix  fiks
  1. [informal] The quality of being almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring a great effort to achieve a positive result
    "he got into a terrible fix";
    - difficulty, difficultness, hole [informal], jam [informal], mess [informal], muddle [informal], pickle [informal], kettle of fish [informal]
  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
    - 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 place where something is
    "he got a good fix on the target";
    - localization, localisation [Brit], location, locating

Derived forms: fixing, fixed, fixes

See also: difficult, hard, make up

Type of: act upon, alter, ameliorate, amend, attach, better, change, choose, constitute, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, determination, devise, establish, exemption, finding, found, get back, get even, get up, granting immunity, immunity, improve, improvement, influence, institute, intravenous injection, lay, machinate, meliorate, mend, modify, operate, operate on, organise [Brit], organize, pick out, place, plant, pose, position, prepare, put, quality, select, set, take, work

Antonym: break, unfasten

Encyclopedia: Fix, Paul